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Old 01-10-2012, 03:01 PM   #1
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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.

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Old 01-10-2012, 04:41 PM   #2
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Not for sure. I want to replace the carpet in my rig and replace with tile. It has some nice tile work and I would like to match that. I will follow the thread and see how things are going. Be sure to post some pics along the way. Good luck, Jim

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you need a scraper like this
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If it's glued to particle board or OSB a scraper is probably going to make a mess of the wood (gouges etc). I would think more toward HEAT.
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We used the scraper without any problems when we removed the factory wood floor on our 98 DSDP.
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mythplaced nice job! was it hard to do and was it expensive?
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We removed the carpet from the drivers and passengers area. Then had the wood flooring installed. Also, new carpet over the dog house area. The original carpet had nothing under it and was obviously the cheapest available.
Under the wood flooring and dog house carpet we had a moisture barrier and a sound barrier installed. The driver and passenger area is so much more quiet now (gas engine) it is a very welcome change. Also much easier to keep clean.
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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.
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