So our kitchen floor was a mess. We ripped out the crumbling linoleum when we first moved in on a whim and was left with a gross, stained concrete floor.
At the time, we had other projects to work on so we covered it with a green IKEA rag rug. The rug looked great when it was clean, but keeping a rug clean in a kitchen was not an easy task. In fact, I began to hate that rug with a passion. Just thinking about that grubby rug makes my toes curl!
So weeks, months go by with the rug in the kitchen while I tried to figure out what to do with the floor. Do we replace the linoleum? Or just refinish the concrete subfloor? In the end I decide to just refinish the sub-floor. I would rather have the kitchen floor flow with the rest of the house.
I finally stumbled on some web posts about how to remove glue from sub-floor with an adhesive remover.
During my next trip to the local home improvement store, I bought a bottle and brought it home to test it out.
Although a messy process – it worked great.
Here’s the difference.
Removing Glue from a Concrete Floor
1) Buy a adhesive remover. I used Henry EasyRelease Adhesive Remover.
2) Dilute the adhesive remover using the manufacturers directions.
6) Use a wallpaper or floor stripper, remove the gunk from the floor. I must warn you. It will be messy. Make sure to have a mop and rags handy.
Our floor still needs another treatment and then probably needs to be buffed, but I am very pleased to finally throw away the decrepid green rug.