- Kitchen / Bathrooms — 183
- Garden / Landscaping — 165
- Appliance / Repair — 143
- Interior Design / Decor — 129
- Floors / Tile / Hardwood — 93
- Real Estate / Finance — 93
- Bedroom / Furnishings — 68
- HVAC / Air Conditioning — 68
- Cleaning / Maintenance — 59
- Safety / Security — 59
- Construction / Materials — 57
- Windows / Siding — 56
Removing Asphalt Tile Adhesive from Wood Flooring
by Michigan State University on Apr 27, 2012
If asphalt tile has been installed over a wood floor, and is removed in order to finish the wood floor naturally, the black adhesive from the tile is difficult to remove.
How To Remove Asphalt Tile Adhesive:
Get a gallon of solvent with no oil in it at the hardware;
Check label and if flammable then be very sure no flame or spark in the room or in any adjoining rooms as fumes can travel;
Do only when windows can be open for ventilation;
Apply solvent to adhesive and let stand until adhesive softens;
Scrape off as much adhesive as possible;
After almost all is removed, sand floor to remove last residue.
This is hard, time consuming work, and dangerous unless all cautions in using solvent are followed carefully.
Check with a flooring center store to see if they have any newer products that are easier to use to remove the adhesive.
Most Recent Articles
- Mar 27, 2017 12 Top Tips for Tiling a Bathroom by Guest
- Dec 20, 2016 Porcelain Ceramic Tile Is Back in Style by Pavel
- Mar 31, 2016 When to Visit the Flooring Store: Repairing Existing Flooring vs. Installing New by Boris Dzhingarov
- Sep 15, 2015 Break the Pattern with Hexagonal Patterns! by Steffen Ploeger
- Apr 17, 2015 Plywood Thickness: Weight-Capacity Correlation by M B