laminate floor question(removal)?
I think your flooring, if from the 1980's, is probably linoleum. It can be tough to remove, as I just had to do this in my kitchen within the past year. • Use a hammer and a wide chisel for small areas where it is really glued down tight. It's slow but works. Be sure to set the angled part of the chisel against the floor so that you don't end up driving the chisel into the wood sub-floor. • In larger areas, a heat gun works great to loosen up the old glue and scrape up the remnants. They are pretty inexpensive and usually come with a chisel type attachment for removing linoleum. Good luck.
No .Laminate must be laid on a flat, semi level floor. Level with in a 1/4 per 10 l/f..So you ll have to fix the flooring 1 st before installing the laminate. Any flooring questions you can e mail me through my avatar, I ve done a couple 100 000 s/f of laminate and many training classes by laminate companies.. GL
since its a floating floor you should remove all shoe molding around the room all you will need to do this is a pry bar gloves hammer once the first piece is up they will unlock unless this is a glue type with when installing the floor the edge was glued there for bend them back to break
There is a special tool you can find in a Home store. Ask them. Would be worth buying if you have a lot. I have seen it being used, sort of like a scraper on a long handle. Doubt it would be very expensive.