Vinyl adhesive glue is used to bond vinyl and plastic floor tiles to a foundation. The substance is highly durable and long lasting and therefore a challenge to remove using traditional cleaning supplies. Removing vinyl adhesive glue from a flooring foundation like cement, concrete, wood and other common surfaces requires a chemical solvent and specific removal tools.
Things You'll Need
- Boiling water
- Rubber gloves
- Adhesive remover
- Long-handled scraper
- Push broom
- Trash bags
Pour boiling water over a manageable portion of the vinyl glue. The heat softens the adhesive and minimizes the amount of chemicals necessary for removal. Let soak for 10 to 15 minutes.
Ventilate the workspace and put on a respirator to avoid the harmful fumes. Wear chemical-resitant gloves and apply a commercial adhesive remover according to the manufacturer's instructions. The solvent safely dissolves resilient industrial-grade adhesives, such as vinyl adhesive.
Allow the remover to dissolve the flooring glue for the period of time indicated on the product label. Carefully begin loosening the residue with a long-handled scraper. This tool eliminates the need to crouch or bend excessively when attempting removal.
Use another application of the adhesive remove if certain areas for especially stubborn areas of the vinyl glue. Some removers may evaporate before they have taken complete effect.
Sweep the loose glue aside with a push broom to clear the foundation. Properly dispose of the remains in a garbage bag, then mop the floor with a mild detergent for a thorough cleaning.
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