Re: Help with removing old flooring layers
Pull up a sample of the glue and floor backing and take it to a commercial flooring supplier - meaning a place that contractors use, not your local big box or specialty retailer. A professional supplier will be able to help identify it. More than likely it is what is called "cutback", and there is a solvent available that will ease it's removal. You'll still be in for a very messy, nasty job, but it will go much easier than what you've been through so far.
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