- Replacing carpet with linoleum


Dear Shell,

We have decided to replace our old carpet and lino with new lino only and I was wondering if we could get away with laying on top of the old lino, and once the carpet is pulled up, apply a filler slope to connect the place where carpet and lino had previously met. The carpet people suggested building a subfloor where the carpet was, but I would rather not if there was another solution. I am not averse to pulling up the old lino (it isn't a big area) and my husband mentioned hearing on your program a product that helps to remove old glue but he couldn't remember the name.

Thanks, Rosalie

Dear Rosalie,

Remove the old carpet by pulling off the top layer. To remove balance of foam and adhesive apply Foam Off made by Bio Wash (1-800-858-5011). Saturate the foam pouring it out in a puddle and spreading it around. Allow to sit for 15-20 minutes scrape off with plastic putty knife. Wash with my Shell Busey's Home Cleaning Formula and rinse well. Apply floor leveling compound to level floor and form your interface with other floor. Allow to dry overnight lightly sand and apply new vinyl.

It's just that easy.

Article courtesy of: Shell Busey

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June 21st, 2024