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How do you get carpet glue and yellow stain off terrazzo floor?
I would use ice cubes for the glue and toilet bowl cleaner for the yellow stain Depending on the stain there are different steps. But I will assume that you are talkin about the stain from the glue. You can take a stripper to the floor to remove the glue. From there you will need to either polish it or wax it. If it is a high traffic area I would not suggest waxing. As this will need to be done often. The more wax you apply the worse it will be to strip it later and do it the right way. The process for polishing it is rather easy. You do need to know some basics though. How to run a floor machine or as most people call it a buffer. They have these relatively new pads that make the process easier than it was in the past. HTC makes a brand called TWISTER. They are diamond embedded. Basically you start with your red pad then white then yellow then green. They can be used dry but it is better to do it wet. Cuts down on the dust and does give it a better finish in the end. Obviously it is harder than it sounds from reading this so getting a professional involved may be your best option.
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Answer . \nEven for old discolored wood floors this recipe is excellent:\n. \nIn a pail put approx. 1/4 cup of Witch Hazel (can be bought at any drug store) and a couple o…f squirts of Dawn dish soup. Take very SOFT steel wool, gently scrub and wipe up with clean warm water and towel. It will come so clean you'll probably have to do the whole floor. LOL\n. \nMarcy
This is a polyurethane adhesive and very difficult to remove due to the strong covalent and cross-linked bonding of the adhesive. Never use water, this will only catalyze th…e setting of the glue and make it all the more difficult to remove. If the glue is still relatively wet, use several applications of acetone using a dry rag. Alcohol will work ok, though acetone is a much more effective. Once the glue has set, i.e., it is dry, removal becomes very difficult. Heating to a high temperature helps soften the glue to a state where acetone can be used to slowly strip away the layers. However, this is not an acceptable choice when dealing with fragile surfaces. From a solvent prospective, tetra-methyl ethylene glycol, methyl chloride, methyl nitrile worked best at breaking down the bonds to a state where removal was somewhat easier. Strong bases are also advisable, however there is serious caution that must be taken as the base could cause serious damage to the surface. Stronger bases are good for wood surfaces (pH 8.0 - 9.5), though the surface should be followed up with treatment using an mild acid such as acetic. Lastly, polyurethanes are UV sensitive and the bonds breakdown upon being subjected to intense UV. Again though, this is not a readily available method. In the case of your carpet, I'm afraid you may be stuck with it. In all and for all, removal of dried Gorilla Glue is near impossible without the use of mechanical methods. Solvents are only best if damage to the underlying surface is not a factor. Wood surfaces will work well with a stronger base which is what you're going to get in most of your over the counter stripping products.
Terrazo is basical a cement floor with a high polish, you can scrape pretty agressivly and you can use paint remover, wont hurt the terrazzo
This question comes up SO often I decided to experiment and put drops of 3 different super glues on a new shiny piece of hardwood flooring -(5/8 thick solid Oak with a clear,… hard finish) I left 3 of the drops to set in 'lumps', and spread 3 other drops of the same glues so it was about 1 inch square and very thin. After leaving to set for 4 hours, I easily peeled off the 3 'lumps' by sliding the edge of a craft knife under them and lifting. There was no residue left by any. -The 3 spread drops were more tricky to get a blade under so I rubbed them with a rag dipped in Goof Off 1 . They softened in about 2 minutes and were then easy to peel off with the knife. (hold the knife blade almost parallel to the floor)
Composition: The floor consists of an under layer of cement concrete in ratio of 1:2:4(1 part of cement: 2 parts of coarse sand: 4 parts of graded stone aggregate 12.5 mm nom…inal size). Its thickness depends on size of marble chips used. Under Layer Cement concrete mixture should be used for under layer. The panels should be of uniform size. In exposed situations, length of any side of the panel should not be more than 1.25m. Terrazzo RestorationA terrazzo floor is the same as any concrete slab with a few exceptions. It is often placed over a concrete slab in a thin layer, from a half to three quarters of an inch in thickness. It is seeded with with colored marble chips on the surface while the mix is fresh, and the chips are seated in during the floating or troweling process. After the mixture hardens, the polishing process begins. Large floor grinding machines using diamond chip impregnated cutters polish the surface in steps from coarse to fine. You now have a beautiful terrazzo floor, but highly susceptible to staining. Most contractors place one or two layers of sealers on the finish but this is not enough. In a school system where I performed this installation, we had to take great precautions to protect the floors. Then, upon occupying, the school personnel stripped off the sealer and applied multiple layers of floor wax per manufacturer's recommendations. Therefore, in order to restore a terrazzo floor one must first strip and clean all waxes, sealers, dirt and grime. Then you have to consider whether repolishing the surface will remove stains and imperfections which sometimes penetrate very deep into the surface. Then, if repolishing won't do it, you must consider removing the floor and reinstalling it. But before I did that, I would aggressively clean the surface and then do a proper job putting down layers of floor wax. Often the sheen from this procedure, especially after a thorough cleaning of the old floor, will conceal most imperfections. See the related link(s) listed below for more information:
Answer Try club soda. Let it fizz and sit for a few minutes before rubbing gently with a clean, soft cloth. yerwatused - I would ignore the previous comment about …rubbing anything. Rubbing pollen simply spreads it and pushes it in to the fabric. So, hoover lightly over the pollen stain so that any loose grains are lifted up. You can then apply a carpet cleaner, Vanish/DeSolve are products that work well. Once you've applied them dab gently with the cloth until you've removed it. You might have to do this a couple of times.
As long as there are no big lumps of glue. You are supposed to lay rippled foam mat, which will take care of some uneven-ness - Answer Still, you will want to repair cracks… or any areas where the floor is not level before putting down the mat and then the floor.
Goof Off will remove almost any glue, including super glue types from laminate and hardwood flooring. Just rub with a rag and a few drops of Goof Off and the glue soon soften…s and can be peeled off. This has not harmed 3 different types of flooring that I've tested it on.
I used to put a layer of paper towels down on the stain, then drip bleach straight from the bottle on the towels until the towels were soaked all the way through. Let them sit… on the floor for about 5-10 minutes then wipe them up.
Cleaning terrazzo floors Traditionally known as Strip, Seal and Wax. Terrazzo is two parts marble chips in one part portland cement, 5/8" thick and ground to an 80 grit …finish. Wax and acrylic finishes have been used to seal and gloss terrazzo for the last 50 years. For the past ten years a new improved more environmental friendly process has been developed. No need for any type of sealent, polishing to the original stone finish looks feels and cleans better then the traditional strip seal and wax method. To get more information on this process and service visit boylanmarblerestoration.com we eliminate all the steps to come. Removing the old finish is the first step. Floor strippers (strong detergents) are available in hardware stores, janitorial supplys and tool rental outlets where you may rent floor scrubing machines along with all the accessories. Once the floor has been stripped, you will find stains that require more attention. A strong hydrogen peroxide will bleach organic and mineral stains. The most available source is your local salon or beauty supply. Purchase 40 volume cream developer used for bleaching hair. The peroxide must sit on the stain 8 hours for best results. Try a few test spots. Peroxide will not remove the oil based stains from petrolium products; carpets, pads and adhesives. If you are removing carpets, do not pull the tackstrip nails or drive them into the floor. In most cases, the nails are aluminum and will sheer off with a hammer and sharp chisle. Steal nails must be cut off using a grinder with a thin blade. Resealing and waxing by mopping on four thin coats of acrylic finish will give you a good foundation. Now you will be cleaning the finish not the floor. Use cleaners sparingly. Periodicly, remove the top coat and reapply another thin coat.
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There are several ways, some more practical then others. First, do you plan to paint, stain, or glue again to this floor? If so avoid using any kind of adhesive rem…over. The same chemicals that will release this glue will not allow the new to bond. The most obvious answer is to scrap up the glue. You can add water that will help hydrate the glue, but then can also make it messier. You can buy for around $30 to $40 a heavy duty floor scraper. If you are using any kind of putty knife or hand scraper, stop. You will most likely never get it all up. Your other option is to rent a power scraper. They are available in a rental center in most Home Depot's or Lowe's. This will take up your old floor quickly and easily. The down side is the machine is heavy and bulky. It might be hard to get into a basement or hard to get to part of your home. Expect to pay $150 + for a 24 hour rental. If you are going to be putting flooring back into its place, the glue doesn't need to be completely gone. You don't want to leave chunks or raised areas. If all you are left with is something you can only feel somewhat with your hand, you are most likely fine to go over with the new glue.
How do you remove carpet tacking nails from the terrazzo floor without breaking the surface of the floor?
In order to retain terrazzo and minimize damage - I'm about to try this method as interpreted from Ross of Home Depot South Tampa: After removing the soft wood portion o…f the tacking strip away from the nails without disturbing the nails, (A) then clamp the nail with one of a variety of pliers available and gently to moderately forceful, twist each nail in place until the nail is loosened so that it can be pulled directly vertically without chipping or breaking the terrazzo/marble. Then fill nail hole with appropriate adhesive-filling is optional depending on desired appearance. (B) In some cases the nail may break, the remedy then is to cut the nail flush at floor level with special pliers (maybe $10) and then grind down (dremel) the nail flush to the floor and leave in place. The snap cutting of all the nails and grinding could avoid the twist method and minimize floor chipping and whole filling. Whichever method, it may be difficult to avoid some terrazzo chipping which may be cured by applying a selected sealant/adhesive, consider color and hardness desired. Start in an undesirable corner - thoughtful trial & error is progress and refinement.
You can use strippers and or aggresively grind the surface. The matrix of the terrazzo is a resin and strippers will usually not affect it. When putting something on a s…urface it is always a good idea to try it in an incospicuous area to make sure it will not harm it. Grinding may be a job for a professional but if you have expierence then it is rather easy.
Use a cleaning vacuum. I believe they're called Rent-A-Vac. When my dog would make a mess on the carpet that's what we would use. They clean really well.
Some good tips for removing stains in a floor carpet include gently blotting the stain. Other tips are using a mixture of white vinegar, dawn dish soap and water.