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Would you like to renovate or change your interior flooring? Particularly in a room decorated with flooring, be aware that the most important step in this type of procedure is the removal of the floorboards. According to the type of parquet installed on your floor as well as its installation technique, removing a floor from the floor can be more or less easy. Particularly since it is essential to remove the flooring without risking damaging it. To do it properly, nothing beats the intervention of a professional for the proper removal of your floor. Browse this article for more information.

The most common causes of floor extraction

The installation of a floor is generally subject to difficult and very physical work. There are many incentives for homeowners to remove flooring from their house. Between water damage that has damaged or caused a floating floor to warp, poor installation that requires disassembly and reassembly of the floorboards, poor insulation that requires the installation of insulation under the floor, and a change of flooring to be able to install another, so many factors can result in the final removal of the floor. Not to mention the discomfort caused by the squeaking of a solid wood floor, which can just as easily be the cause of such a process.

Techniques to efficiently strip a floor

The first stage of a floor stripping is the evaluation of the type of flooring that covers the floor. Depending on the technique used to lay the floor, the removal work will not be the same. Removing a floor nailed or glued to the floor being the most difficult must be done by a real specialist in the field. The same applies to the renovation of old flooring.

Procedure for stripping nailed or glued flooring

To renovate a nailed or glued floor such as hardwood flooring, parquet flooring, engineered flooring, vinyl flooring or ceramic flooring, the work is quite difficult and requires the intervention of a specialist in the field. However, the first technique for removing nailed or glued parquet flooring is to remove all the wall baseboards on the site. Once the accesses to the rows of strips have been unblocked, the floor strips must be stripped in the opposite direction of installation, trying to start dismantling with the last row of parquet laid.

To remove floorboards glued to the floor, it is important to use a crowbar to ensure that the floorboard is lifted effectively. Note that this removal process must be done dry to avoid weakening the wood. As for removing nailed floorboards, you have two options, either by removing the floorboards with pliers or with a crowbar or stripping pliers.

Procedure for removing a floating or clip-on flooring

Like the first category, to remove a floating or clip-on type floor such as laminate & engineered flooring and others, the ideal would be to always use a professional floor stripper. In all cases, remember that the work is simple and fast. To begin, it is important to remove the baseboards in the room that are blocking the removal of the floorboards. Once this has been completed, continue the removal work with the last row of flooring installed. Then, gently lift the first row of parquet flooring to spread it out and separate it from the second row. Continue until all the rows of parquet are removed one by one.

As you will have understood, renovating a floor is a procedure that needs a good knowledge of techniques for an efficient and practical rendering. To make it easier for you, our Montreal store puts floor stripping experts at your disposal. Serving the North Shore, South Shore and Laval, our service will take to heart to make your floor renovation project a total success. Open during business hours, don’t wait any longer to contact our team who will ensure you a service that meets your expectations.