pondering removal of some linoleum over wood
not sure what kind of damage the wood will suffer but i suspect that
there will be some tear out in those place where the glue adheres more
to the linoleum than to the wood
resigning that the wood may be a total loss
is there some magic solvent out there that will soak through the
linoleum and allow it to be peeled up without tearing out the wood
floor with it
Might be able to heat the linoleum and the glue lets go.
I have some on my old desk that dried out (xxx-rats) and now needs
replacing. Cloth backing into glue. My old Ever-Last Navy desk.
On 8/20/2016 12:58 PM, Electric Comet wrote:
On Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 8:37:29 PM UTC-7, Martin Eastburn wrote:
Alas, the last sources for linoleum dried up years ago (it had asbestos,
among other ingredients); I'm not aware of any similarly good writing/drawing
surface available nowadays. Masonite/hardboard is close, but won't take a coffee spill.
wood has grain
laminates/glass/metal are too hard
vinyl is too soft
Armstrong seems to be laboring under the misconception that they are
producing Linoleum in a variety of styles and colors.
Now obtaining it may be more difficult--they seem to be going the "only
available to authorized installers" route.
If a swiss knock-off will do, you might try Marmoleum, which you can
obtain online <http://www.greenbuildingsupply.com/All-Products/Flooring-
You can also get linoleum desk pads
Blick Art Materials will sell you anything from a bag of 2x3 inch pieces
to a 90 foot x 36 inch roll but the choice of colors is limited.
Linoleum is alive and well, available from various manufacturers. It is
made from linseed oil and any of various fillers such as wood flour, cork
dust, calcium carbonate, etc. Some makers may have included some asbestos
for its fibrous nature but it wasn't a necessity,
Fresh cat urine has bond breaking properties for adhesives used with linoleum...heat guns, patience and a good sharp scraper work well also...
On Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 1:59:14 PM UTC-4, Electric Comet wrote:
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