Carpet tiles are a home improvement project, but eliminating them from concrete could be challenging. When the tiles are newer, they leave no adhesive behind and can lift little effort. A scrubbing afterward is all you will need. When the tiles are older, or if glue was used, eliminating the tiles is an arduous process that needs a day, maybe a weekend. Eliminate a couple tiles to find out whether the paste is stubborn.
Pull Up Tiles
Place work gloves and knee pads.
Pull up one corner of a carpet tile. The first tile is frequently the most difficult to lift. If you can’t lift any corner, push the edge of a putty knife or metal scraper below the border to pry the tile.
Peel the tile off the floor with hands or pliers.
Assess the glue. When it is sticky and clear with small on the concrete, then peel the rest of the tiles off and scrub the concrete afterward with trisodium phosphate diluted based on the manufacturer’s directions. If the adhesive is hard and stuck into the concrete, then peel off the tiles and proceed to scraping the floor.
Scrape the Concrete
Push on a long-handled floor scraper across the floor at an angle with the blade pointed out from you, removing as much adhesive as possible.
Sweep the floor to remove the contaminants.
Inspect the floor for paste. If you can’t scrape it off, then proceed to dissolving it.
Employ painter’s tape across the baseboards.
Put on eye protection chemical-resistant gloves and a respirator-style face mask. If you took the knee pads off scrape the floor, place them forth.
Carpet tile glue remover into a region of the floor with paintbrush or a sponge.
Allow the glue peel sit on the cement until the glue softens, then scrape it off the floor with a paint scraper that is handheld.
Glue scrapings into an old bucket for disposal. Continue around the room until the adhesive is removed.
Sweep the floor to cleanup it and proceed.
Fill a bucket with water and trisodium phosphate in a dilution that the TSP manufacturer urges to wash floors.
Dip a stiff scrub brush to the bucket to wet it, and scrub the floor. Mix solution as necessary to scrub the entire floor.
Pull a squeegee across the floor and then deposit the residue in 1 location in the room.
Vacuum the liquid and residue with a wet / dry utility vacuum up cleaner.
Fill a bucket with plain water. Wet a sponge in the bucket and wash the floor to remove the final traces of cleaning solution. Empty the bucket and refill it with fresh water until the floor is rinsed.