My house was built in 1924. Recently I had my kitchen counters and
cabinets replaced. When they ripped out the old base cabinets you could
see where the original flooring had not been covered. Seeing the
original floors in the kitchen made me want to restore the floors.
On top of the hardwood flooring is a fake brown parkay(?) flooring
glued directly on the wood, which on top of that is another "subfloor"
and then another fake tile job.
I'm debating scraping up the fake brown parkay that's glued directly
onto the hardwood floors. It's a pain in the ass getting the fake tile
pulled up because in most places the glue is still quite strong. But
the damage (so far) to the orignal flooring seems minimal. I have a few
1) is there anyway to expedite the process? or perhaps loosen the glue?
(would a heating gun do it?)
2) the floors will no doubt have to be sanded, but it will be several
weeks before we're finished the entire kitchen and are ready for that
-- is there anything I should do to "protect" the exposed hardwood
flooring in the meantime?
3) would it be possible to use a sander to remove the fake tile that's
Any help would be much appreciated.