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    How do i remove cork floor tiles and adhesive?

    Flooring Specialists

    I just bought a house and it has cork floor tiles glued down onto the flooring. I've tried scraping them up but they just break into pieces. Is there an easier way to do it?
    I was advised to use a heat gun but I'm worried the tiles might catch on fire.
    How much could i expect to pay to hire someone to remove the tiles for me?
    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

    Asked by khalid on 25th Mar 2020
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    Raymoflooring Ltd

    "Please do not use a heat gun.
    Please do not use self-levelling compound before completely removing cork and glue."

    Answered on 28th Mar 2020 - Member since Jul 2016 - report
    Unico Renovation & Cleaning Services

    "Slide the blade of a floor scraper under the center of the cut "X" of an adhesive-bonded cork tile floor. Push the scraper forward using short strokes to separate the tile from the subfloor. Add additional heat to stubborn sections of floor tile or thick sections of adhesive."

    Answered on 26th Mar 2020 - Member since Feb 2019 - report
    MC Enterprises + Flooring Specialists

    "Depending on how well they are stuck down and what the floor is below? You're probably better off putting smoothing compound over the top to encapsulate the tiles. You can then lay over the top. This all depends on what you wish to lay afterwards and the levels that you need to adhere to.
    Glad to help , Mick"

    Answered on 26th Mar 2020 - Member since Jun 2016 - report

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