Industrial and Commercial Carpet Removal and Preparation
As commercial and industrial buildings age, their floors will eventually need to be replaced. Floor removal equipment ranges from six thousand dollars up to forty thousand dollars, so it is recommended a professional do the job versus a do it yourself.
What is Considered an Industrial and Commercial Floor?
Industrial facilities include warehouses, manufacturing plants and food processing plants
- Retail Space
- Car Dealerships
- Fitness/Health Centers
- Indoor Shooting Ranges
What Types of Flooring do you Remove?
- Elastomeric Paint
- Glued Plank
- Hardwood Floors
- Sheet Vinyl
- Commercial Carpet Removal and Glued on Carpet
- Pool Decks
All Around Surfaces uses the latest technology that is environmentally safe with our industrial-grade floor scrapping machines. They are designed as battery operated vehicles, so they do not have gas or propane fumes. Attached to the machine is a vacuum air filter that traps dust and debris that is kicked up when removing the flooring.
Our ride on floor scrapper is designed to reduce the amount of time it takes to remove flooring. It can actually save up to seventy-five percent of the time it originally took to remove most floorings. While the job is messy, we guarantee we will remove any of the old debris prior to prepping the floor for its new covering.
Once the floor scrapper has scrapped up all the floor, the sub-flooring needs to be prepared for whatever is going to be installed. All the debris must be removed and disposed up properly. It is recommended the floor is pressure washed to get rid of any dust residue.
Elastomeric sealant is easy to apply and is considered a waterborne high-performance sealant. The coating has a flexible nature and is perfect for extreme climates. The sub floor should be sanded down to be sure the surface is level and clean. Then the elastomeric is applied with a latex roller or brush.
Glued Plank had different requirements depending on the sub floor. The floor needs to be level and all bumps should be removed. If there is a wooden floor, it’s moisture content should not be more than ten percent cm. For concrete the moisture content should not be more than two-point-five percent cm and for anhydrite the moisture should not be more than point five percent cm. A leveling compound can smooth out any regularities. Once the floor is dry and clean the glued plank can be installed.
Hardwood floors need to be prepared much the same as the glued plank. Flooring manufactures will put the maximum level of moisture that will work with their product. The underlayment is then laid out as it provides a moisture barrier. Then install the hardwood floor.
Vinyl and Vinyl Tiles
Preparation for vinyl flooring is similar to glued plank. Once the floor has been leveled and any blemishes are fixed, the vinyl can be installed.
Stone floors need to be completely level. Vents and holes need to be taped off. If the floor is not level, a leveling compound can be mixed and spread across the floor to assure it is level. For concrete, it needs to be clean and level as well. Cracks need to be repaired. For wood, mortar is installed prior to the backerboard sheets are installed. Once the sheets are installed on wood or concrete, the seams can be filled with mortar. Another layer of mortar is spread out and combed with a trowel before the stone is installed.
Commercial Carpet Removal and Glue Down Carpet Removal
Whether a carpet with padding or a glue down carpet is installed it is important that the floor be properly prepared. The floor needs to clear of any debris especially staples if the old flooring had been carpet. The staples can be removed with a screwdriver and pliers or a heavy-duty staple remover.
Patches and crack will have to be filled in if the sub floor is concrete. Seal the floor and when it is completely dry, install tack strips along the walls. Place the padding evenly and install the carpet over the padding.
Epoxy floor is installed over concrete only. The area should be completely blast tracked and the dust is sucked up as the machine moves over the floor. The blast track removed all the rubber, texture, laitance and paint. To ensure the floor is fully abraded, the blast track must be moved up and down overlapping rows. Edges and corners can be smoothed with a surface grinder. The floor must be vacuumed with a commercial grade vacuum before the epoxy is installed.
Rubber flooring is typically found in hospitals, cafeterias and gym weight rooms. It is popular because it adds spring and padding underfoot. Subflooring should be cleaned thoroughly and leveled. Once the sub floor is prepared, double sided tape can be taped to the floor, roll out the rubber flooring then pull the top of the tape off.