How to Remove Old Laminate Floors

September 22nd, 2017


Classic Floors Chicago offers a wide selection of hardwood floors for any property. From Oak and Elm to Pine and much more – our extensive showroom gallery features a huge array of flooring samples for your convenience. We also specialize in laminate services for your home or business, along with vinyl and acetate installations. With experienced flooring representatives and onsite interior designers –we can truly help you find the best flooring solutions for any residential or commercial establishment. As your Chicago flooring specialists, one call or visit to our store is all you need to get the best tiles and accessories for home flooring remodels, renovations or new installations.

The Many Benefits of Laminate Flooring

pic11As your Chicago floors professionals, we specialize in laminate finishes for all flooring types. In fact, our highly-dedicated team has the tools and expertise to ensure timely laminate finishing for all hardwood floors. No laminate job is ever too big or small –and we are fully certified and insured to tackle any flooring installation or removal/replacement project. If you are looking to remove your old hardwood flooring in favor of laminate, here are some benefits to keep in mind:

  • Laminate flooring is a cost-effective solution to traditional hardwood tiles and flooring.
  • Lamination is designed to protect floors from stains and common wear and tear – for many years.
  • Laminate flooring is easier to clean and maintain – due its clear protective coating and materials.
  • Lamination helps restore the natural shine and quality of your tiles and flooring.
  • Laminate flooring is a great solution to traditional hardwood flooring.

As your Chicago laminate floors experts, we always get the job done right. We also offer free installation and service – maintenance quotes, along with consultations on all flooring projects and designs. We even specialize in the removal of an old laminate to be replaced with new laminate – or any flooring choices you desire.

Removing Old Laminate Floors

As your Chicago hardwood floors specialists, we also offer old laminate flooring removal. This is an intricate and detailed process that truly requires an experienced hand. Whether wishing to replace old laminate with new laminate or other flooring types, we can facilitate all your needs across the board. In fact, our lamination experts utilize learned skills to remove and replace outdated or no longer needed lamination. Our process includes the following:

  • Removing transition pieces between the laminate floor and other floor types. This is done by getting under them with the flat edge of a pry bar and lifting the piece(s) with one hand – while we continue the process along the underside of the bar.
  • Remove the u-tracks that the transition pieces snapped into.
  • Remove the flooring at one of the walls that material runs parallel to.
  • Remove the first and subsequent boards using the edge of our fingers. For best results, we remove the first board away from the second pieces –then follow the same process for the rest.
  • The abovementioned process also removes planks, as well as all laminated pieces and sections.
  • We then utilize floor scraper or orbital sanders to remove any leftover glue. We also use heat guns to soften the glue and laminate remnants before scraping.

At Classic Floors Chicago, we can handle any laminate removal job for your home or business. We also offer you the option of replacing a new laminate – or floor – right on top of the existing laminate. Another option is for us to repair existing laminate with industrial glue and other adhesives, which also saves you time and money. No matter what you need for lamination or hardwood floors, we will always achieve your desired results. As a seasoned and reputable flooring company in the Second City, we continue to receive stellar industry ratings and customer reviews as well.

For more information on professional laminate flooring services in Chicago, simply contact us today or visit our website. We can also schedule a personalized consultation to understand all your flooring needs and aspirations. From laminate to hardwood, CFC is simply the place to be for all flooring installations and services.


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