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Posted by Jay J -Moderator on December 6th, 2001 08:43 AM
In reply to Floors by Ron J. on December 6th, 2001 07:40 AM [Go to top of thread]

Hi B.,

You can try mineral spirits and a scraper. If the glue is solvent-based, you can try Acetone, a steel bristle brush, and a lot of elbow greese. Then rinse the Acetone wash with water. (It's OK for Acetone; NOT mineral spirits.)

The next 'problem' you may encounter is when you go to level the floor. You may need to etch the concrete because, if there's enough residue left behind, you won't get a bond. You might want to try the folks at to see if you can use a product of theirs. It's 'safe' and clean. Bottom line - Before you buy ANY type of leveler, talk to BOTH the mfgrs of the Cleaning Agent AND the Leveling Agent to be SURE there isn't a 'chemical collision' between the 2 materials. (One may say no, the other may say YES.) I think there are concrete 'grinders' that will remove some of the concrete, kinda like a wood sander. It will be messy but you may have to do this (or live w/an unlevel floor.) Worst case, use a Berber-type carpet in the basement (for a LOT of other reasons than this.)

My best to ya and hope this helps.

Jay J -Moderator

PS: God Bless America!

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