Removing the carpet from your home or business always looks easy on renovation shows and when you see it done in magazines. But if your carpet is glued down, it may be much harder than simply ripping a corner away from the wall and pulling it up with your hands. Carpet that was glued in place often resists attempts to remove it, and when it finally is removed there can be pieces of the carpet left behind, along with the remnants of the glue. Proper removal is necessary to ensure that the concrete surface under your floor is left clean and ready for another type of flooring to be installed.
There are two popular types of glue down carpet installation:
Direct glue down installation is the most popular carpet installation in commercial settings, but it is also seen in residential settings. In this type of installation, the carpet is glued directly to the concrete surface under the floor. A large amount of adhesive is used, and removing carpet installed this way can be a messy process. At Flooring Removal Services, we use state of the art machinery to get as much of the adhesive up from the surface as possible. This speeds up the process and helps us ensure every spot of adhesive gets lifted.
Often called double stick installation, this is a method of installing carpet designed to last. This is similar to direct glue down installation, except that the installer first glues a pad to the floor and then glues the carpet to the pad. The pad for this type of installation can not be any carpet pad, but has to be a densified pad made specifically for this type of installation. Removing the carpet, the adhesive and the densified pad can be challenging and create a lot of debris. With our own debris removal trucks that accompany us to every job site, we make sure to haul all of the waste created during the removal process away and dispose of it in an eco friendly manner.
Removal of either of these types of glue down carpet should be handled by experienced professionals to ensure it is done properly and the concrete surface under the floor is left clean and smooth. This will help to ensure the success of your next floor installation.
There are many reasons that homeowners might want to switch from glued down carpet to tile or wood flooring:
Business owners may also find there are many advantages to having carpet removed. In high traffic business locations, carpet can easily become stained and worn over time. Replacing old carpeting with tile or wood flooring can give your whole business a new, fresh feeling.
The first step to getting rid of carpeting and replacing it with new flooring is having the carpet properly removed. Once the carpet and adhesive have been fully removed and only the clean concrete surface underneath remains, your flooring contractor can properly install the new floor of your choice.
Flooring Removal Services has the tools, experience and knowledge to complete removal of glue down carpet in as short a time frame as 24 hours. Our licensed and insured crews can work around your schedule to ensure that you get results in the time frame you need them.
While each job is different and can call for a unique approach, the process of removing glued down carpeting typically follows a few steps:
The process of having glued down carpet removed is a quick and easy one with the help of a skilled and experienced team. At Flooring Removal Services, we have decades of experience with all types of flooring, and have completed removal work all over South Florida. Our crews are fully licensed, trained and insured to do business in the state of Florida. Contact us to get the process started with a free, in home consultation. Our glue down carpet removal company can come to your home or business in Miami Dade county and the surrounding areas, including Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, St Lucie, and Indian River Counties.