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How To Scrape Off Linoleum Flooring – Home Improvement Tips

www.tile.gregvan.com Click on This Link to learn how to install ceramic floor tile. What’s his video to learn how to scrape off linoleum flooring. It’s probably one of the hardest jobs that ever done construction and if anyone has an easier way, I would love to hear from them. Removing flooring, roofing and demolition can be frustrating and difficult, without the right tools or knowledge. Make sure that you visit our websites to learn more about home improvements you can make on your own.

Craig Robinson for Linoleum Floors. Done in the style of the famous “Mini Mall” tv ad.

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  1. pcoetrain1 May 17, 2012 at 11:31 am - Reply

    Use a flat sqaure shovel !

  2. CptHellHound May 17, 2012 at 11:50 am - Reply

    Jesus thank god i found this me and my mother are removing the kitchen floor which is this and have been scraping for days i put water on the glue or that last layer and it seems to kinda take the edge off of putting force in

  3. kr1221E May 17, 2012 at 12:44 pm - Reply

    Did you know that the substance beneath the lino could be white asbestos paper, and that white asbestos paper can contain upto 100% asbestos?
    See page 54 of HSE manual the survey guide

  4. gregvancom May 17, 2012 at 12:46 pm - Reply

    You’re welcome and thanks for the positive feedback.

  5. imjomama365 May 17, 2012 at 1:41 pm - Reply

    I am about to strip my floor down completely and I know it will be hard work but after tearing out the vinyl, I have found that wetting the cardboard material (that sticks to the concrete) is making my job easier.

  6. gregvancom May 17, 2012 at 2:37 pm - Reply

    You’re welcome and sometimes a little information can make all the difference, glad you found the video before it was too late.

  7. jb1995 May 17, 2012 at 3:02 pm - Reply

    thank you for the f.y.i. you made my job easier. though i saw it after three hard hours. but the last three went fast. thank so much. your friend in California Tim……

  8. gregvancom May 17, 2012 at 3:56 pm - Reply

    Wow, I’ve never heard that one but it sounds like it might work. If anyone else has ever tried it, I would love to hear from you. Again, it sounds like it might work, but I would need to validate it, before sharing it with everyone.

  9. gregvancom May 17, 2012 at 4:20 pm - Reply

    I would love to see the video and if you actually have a tool that will scrape all linoleum flooring off, with very little effort, you could be a multimillionaire. I haven’t found one yet and doubt that I ever will. If your floor scraped off easy, then consider yourself fortunate, because it isn’t going to happen every time.

  10. yaryar033 May 17, 2012 at 4:33 pm - Reply

    This is a waste of time and effort. I’ve used the powered floor scrapper with an 8 inch blade on it. you can vary the angle of the blade on the machine. I rented it from home depot to get the motor off of concrete. It did a great job. I haven’t used it on Linoleum Floor but I do have it in my kitchen that needs replacing.  I will make a video when I start the job.

  11. sarnoroxx1 May 17, 2012 at 4:41 pm - Reply

    When I was about 14 yrs old I remember my mom taking the “old school” approach when we were removing the old bathroom floor tile by using several 1’x1′ squares of dry ice. In about 20 minutes the tiles popped right up in front of my eyes like magic! No backbreaking work here! I don’t remember exactly where the dry ice was bought from but I know it worked extremely well!!!

  12. gregvancom May 17, 2012 at 4:55 pm - Reply

    It all depends upon how old the flooring is, the only advice I can provide you with, would be to use water and let it soak for a little while (two to 12 hours). If this doesn’t work, then you should contact your local lumberyard or home improvement center, for the proper chemicals. I would love to tell you, what these chemicals are, but can’t, because some of them, are dangerous, to work with.

  13. Taxminia0311 May 17, 2012 at 5:24 pm - Reply

    Can you tell me how to remove the paper and adhesive backing of the vinyl flooring, I can surely use the help…Thanks

  14. gregvancom May 17, 2012 at 6:20 pm - Reply

    I would love to see your invention, when it’s working.

  15. installer723 May 17, 2012 at 7:06 pm - Reply

    the vidio ur talking about may work on the oldest linolium which is full of asbestoes,that hammer activated chisel will not take off the paper that vinyl leaves which actually looks and feels like paper,but its mostly fiberglass.and the new blade that goes in the saws all is no help either,its an invention waiting for the fix,besides the 4 inch razor scrapper

  16. installer723 May 17, 2012 at 7:59 pm - Reply

    this man is 100% correcto…. I have done many,and customers,flooring store owners,sales people that sell the new vinyl,they have no clue as to the time,patience,and sweat it cost to get that floor ready for the new material.they want to pay some 14.32 for a whole kitchen.the 4 inch razor scrapper is the only way I have found that works,and do buy that big pack of replacement blades

  17. mrskstaples May 17, 2012 at 8:18 pm - Reply

    I just watch another YouTube video that I think might be your answer. It’s called “Removing Stubborn Linoleum Tile the Easy Way” by SADIYDiva. Hope it helps!

  18. gregvancom May 17, 2012 at 8:21 pm - Reply

    Looks like a great idea and it would definitely be worth a try, but I don’t know how well that would work on concrete or how long the blade will last, before it needs to be replaced. While I was watching the video, it looked like the blade was already starting to have problems. If anyone’s interested type in danmdevries into the search box.

  19. JasonECI May 17, 2012 at 8:49 pm - Reply

    There’s a linoleum floor removal video posted by danmdevries made use of oscillating tools, seems to be an effort saver…

  20. rayzorz123 May 17, 2012 at 9:22 pm - Reply

    actually if the existing floor is bonded 100 percent you can patch and reapply new vinyl but the patching is a whole new story as far as ceramic over vinyl it can be done if one uses a membrain and ensures the floor below is the correct thickness to accept the tile

  21. gregvancom May 17, 2012 at 9:45 pm - Reply

    Good for you, the floor in the picture actually had tile on top of it. It had large pockets, with a combination of small cracks and eventually needed to be removed. Great point about the acetone and the cuts in the flooring, but I can’t recommend using acetone or other flammable and toxic chemicals, because I could see some careless person, using it incorrectly and you can fill in the blanks from there.

  22. cattnipp May 17, 2012 at 10:33 pm - Reply

    I scraped two bathrooms to replace the linoleum with tile – I used the exact tools that you show. One thing that I did is make the groove slices with the utility knife and pour acetone over the linoleum – the acetone went down into the groove slices and softened the adhesive some. It was still a lot of scraping. Some online instructors said to simply tile over the linoleum but that seems like a shoddy idea.

  23. TheKingSpycrab May 17, 2012 at 11:17 pm - Reply


  24. MrJakethegreat May 18, 2012 at 12:17 am - Reply

    Reno 911 :.( i miss it

  25. BenGoldmanRulzzz May 18, 2012 at 12:27 am - Reply

    Linoleum Floors Guy VS Flea Market Montgomery Guy! WHO WILL WIN???!!!

  26. ourvydas May 18, 2012 at 1:19 am - Reply

    my only question: is the installation free?

  27. iransan May 18, 2012 at 1:51 am - Reply

    Nice moves with the keyboard at the end

  28. iransan May 18, 2012 at 2:03 am - Reply

    Nice moves with the keyboard at the end

  29. ProjectFlashlight612 May 18, 2012 at 2:56 am - Reply

    Very deep and complex lyrics to this masterpiece.

  30. DustinBruce31 May 18, 2012 at 3:20 am - Reply

    I just went and bought a shit ton of linoleum.

  31. BodgyHeats666 May 18, 2012 at 3:59 am - Reply

    i remember watching this when i was like13…. now im 15 and this still hasnt atleast got 100,000,000 views yet

  32. thowedmixa May 18, 2012 at 4:57 am - Reply

    debra ling’s body is amazing :-O

  33. TheDuskDemise May 18, 2012 at 5:40 am - Reply

    oh my God…. he’s a marketing genius!!!!

  34. Zorichai May 18, 2012 at 6:26 am - Reply

    biggest peace of crap in the world, and I mean that in a good way XD

  35. coreystewart55 May 18, 2012 at 6:34 am - Reply

    I wanna see here in 1080P LOL

  36. wFLCLw May 18, 2012 at 7:20 am - Reply

    Is that Darrel from the office?

  37. fbombv1 May 18, 2012 at 7:56 am - Reply

    Thanks do her I even had Linoleum on my ceiling AHHH!

  38. LadyAnnMarie08 May 18, 2012 at 7:57 am - Reply

    Lol he was a rip off!!! Lmao I want him to be my wedding singer! Rotf lmao!!

  39. hunterlcs May 18, 2012 at 8:55 am - Reply

    They make me want linoleum floors

  40. AllRiseForDrEvil May 18, 2012 at 9:44 am - Reply

    If only all commercials were like this. I’d watch them all fuckin day!

  41. radtech21 May 18, 2012 at 10:29 am - Reply

    Would someone please inform me the next time that Debra Ling wants some company?

  42. dbouchielsu May 18, 2012 at 11:27 am - Reply


  43. billtamer May 18, 2012 at 12:05 pm - Reply

    that girl can fuckin dance.

  44. TheKingOfRuckus May 18, 2012 at 12:23 pm - Reply

    Her name is Debra Ling. Google her….you’ll be glad you did :).

  45. soundboy628 May 18, 2012 at 1:13 pm - Reply

    im tearing up my carpet right now….gotta get me some linoleum!!!

  46. StomBomb May 18, 2012 at 1:18 pm - Reply

    1 person doesn’t want linoleum floors

  47. psngenerator May 18, 2012 at 2:11 pm - Reply


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