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 Post subject: Anerson Duck Glue - Floor removal
PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2021 4:31 pm 
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I have an Anderson floor that I installed about 15 years ago.
A few days ago my kitchen and dining room flooded. We caught it very quickly and had it cleaned up in about an hour. But I'm afraid the floor is ruined.

I used Anderson Duck glue to install the floor. Never figuring I would have to remove the floor.
As I remember, the glue was VERY sticky. I had to remove a transition strip after about 5 years and had to use a Fein multitool. Took a couple of hours for the one piece.

So my question is, how do you remove a floor installed over Anderson Duck Glue?
Thanks for your help!


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 Post subject: Re: Anerson Duck Glue - Floor removal
PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2021 8:25 pm 
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If the wood underneath the glue gets wet it glues don't hold as well.
You may not need to remove the flooring if it has started drying out and is kept warm and ventilated. It can recover very well if it is engineered.
Fans and open windows during the warm part of the day help it dry out. A small area can be dried with a hair dryer, like behind base boards. Sometimes the shoe and base need to be removed to dry quicker. The longer the floor stays wet, the more damage that can be expected.

Some glues will take up some of the wood sub-floor when the hardwood is removed. If you have a slab sub-floor it takes a special grinder to get the glue off.


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 Post subject: Re: Anerson Duck Glue - Floor removal
PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2021 8:43 pm 
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It’s on a concrete slab.


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 Post subject: Re: Anerson Duck Glue - Floor removal
PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2021 12:35 am 
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Virginia Abrasives makes a metal disc too fit on a buffer that has the correct driver that will take it off. The disc has chunks of carbide sintered to it. It works with tar backed linoleum, too. It takes a strong buffer to turn it, but you will get to the slab.


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