How Do You Get Rid of Floor Tile Glue?


Quick Answer

Remove floor tile adhesive by scraping as much of the adhesive away as possible using a putty knife. After removing the easily scraped away adhesive, use a heat gun to soften any remaining hardened adhesive left on the floor. Scrape the adhesive away while applying heat until none remains.

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When scraping and applying heat don't get the job done, it may be necessary to use an adhesive solvent to break down the adhesive to a point where it can then be scraped and removed. Only use tile adhesive solvent in a well-ventilated area. Tile installed in a home prior to 1984 may contain asbestos or use an adhesive glue containing asbestos fibers and should be removed by a professional to prevent health risks.

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