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Old 12-05-2007, 05:20 PM   #1
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Removing rubber flooring

Well, I've been working on my bus today trying to get the rubber flooring up. It is glued down and is being a real PITA to get up. It is glued down. I can chisel it up in small chunks. Sometimes I get lucky and can peel up a bigger piece. I started in the back and am working my way forward. I've made it past the rear wheel wells, but I'm totally exhausted. Anybody got any better ideas on getting this stuff up? Thanks.
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Old 12-05-2007, 09:22 PM   #2
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I haven't gotten to that stage yet but would a heat gun help any?
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Old 12-06-2007, 11:09 AM   #3
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Heat gun will help.
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Old 12-06-2007, 11:41 AM   #4
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Re: Removing rubber flooring

Mine came off very easy but I had plywood under the rubber. The wood under the rubber was water soaked and rotten so I'm sure that helped.

Maybe sharpen your chisel or power wash it off?
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Old 12-06-2007, 11:59 AM   #5
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Re: Removing rubber flooring

I also have a wooden floor. Taking off that rubber mat is really hard, I also had to chisel it off.

Take your time and maybe do something else when you get tired (make a pattern for the walls, make a roof deck, etc.).

Good luck with the floor.

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Old 12-06-2007, 12:12 PM   #6
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In the past I have heated up a scraper blade with a propane torch to help cut through the glue. It works pretty good you just have to reheat the blade a lot.
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why remove the rubber flooring??
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why remove the rubber flooring??
It was uneven. The aisle stuck up about 1/8" higher than the other rubber. I peeled up the aisle, and now it's about 1/8 lower than the other rubber. I probably could have laid my flooring across that, but I was paranoid that it would start to flex. I'm kind of anal like that. I have almost all of the rubber flooring up now.
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Were any of the suggestions helpful at all?
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why remove the rubber flooring??
to get rid of the rubber smell.........and discover all the goodies below the rubber floor.
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