Originally Posted by b-u-d
Have to replace some flooring in my motorhome. Can't figure out a good, safe and easy way to remove the very well glued laminated flooring.
BUD - the "easy" way will involve a heat gun, 3 in 1 tool and patience. We replaced the flooring in our stix 'n brix several years ago over Christmas vacation. Pain in the back side, but very dooable.
Pull everything out of the way then warm up a small area. Start prying up the lino with the 3n1. Scrape it up slowly as you yeat the flooring and the glue will let go, slowly. Helps to have two involved, one handling the heater and scraper and one on the other side pulling up and back on the flooring. Once everything is up, hit it with some 60 grit sandpaper to get down to a relativley level surface. Now you can put in new tile, carpet, wood or laminate flooring.
Don't use brute force, it will just tear up the underlayment (particle board, CDX or whatever is uner the top layer).
This is how we did it.