How to Remove Parquet Floor Glue

Updated February 21, 2017

Parquet flooring is a decorative alternative to common stone floors like marble, limestone and slate. Unlike other flooring methods, parquet does not retain moisture which can be harmful to the foundation of the floor. Not only is it durable and low maintenance, parquet is also simple to install. Parquet tiles are laid over a solid foundation, called a subfloor. When parquet is removed, residue from the flooring glue remains on the subfloor and should be thoroughly dissolved before installing a new surface.

Choose a construction-grade adhesive remover that can safely be applied to industrial and household surfaces.

Prepare a ventilated area by opening the windows to the room. This is a preventive measure against hazardous fumes from the chemical product.

Pour warm water onto the affected areas of the floor, and allow it to soak for 30 minutes. The glue will soften before the adhesive remover is applied, which eases removal.

Apply the adhesive remover according to the instructions on the bottle. Allow it to dissolve the parquet glue for the instructed time frame.

Scrape the glue residue until it has completely lifted from the surface.

Sweep up the loose glue and wash the subfloor with an appropriate cleaner for a thorough removal.

Things You'll Need

  • Adhesive remover
  • Warm water
  • Scraper blade
  • Broom
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