Removing glue on parquet and regluing elsewhere

Q imported from our old site, Face Lift Floors: I have a question that I was hoping you could help me with. I have removed a parquet floor from one room and want to install it in another room. This parquet is not T&G. It is 3/8″ single pieces. It all came up pretty easy with a thin layer of glue on them.

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Removing pine floors without damaging them

Q imported from our old site, Face Lift Floors: Our pine floors are over 100 years old, and we have no subfloor. Our plan was to tear up the pine floors and put plywood down then put the original pine floors back down. Were then going to insulate with icynene (especially for damp places, that sticks to everything). How do I tear up these floors without damaging them further?

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Prying up pine flooring for salvaging

Q: I’m trying to salvage 3/4″ pine flooring from a house over 100 yrs. old that is scheduled to be razed. The 8 foot planks are nailed onto the joists, which are 12″ apart. Because there is so little space between joists, prying isn’t working well. Any suggestions for a frustrated DIYer?

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Could I damage the foundation pulling up old floor boards in this old house?

Q: I have pinewood flooring in a 100-year-old house–2.5 wide boards, not planks. There is no subfloor, with the boards sitting right on joists. I want to install a new hardwood floor, and thus a subfloor.

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Rip up of glue down floor is damaging subfloor

Q: We had some glued hardwood flooring ripped up in our family room. Under the hardwood we installed a 1/4″ sub-floor, which was glued and stapled, on top of the plywood, because we had carpet in that room before and we needed to level it out across all of our rooms. Is it normal that the sub-floor would rip up with the glued hardwood flooring or should the sub-flooring stay intact when ripping the glued hardwood from it?

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Plywood under the linoleum is glued to the subfloor

Q: I want to tear up the linoleum in my kitchen to put down 3/4″ oak flooring, but I’m concerned that the 3/8″ plywood under the linoleum is glued to the 3/4″ subfloor. If this is the case, what are my options for getting the 3/8″ plywood up?

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Removing carpet and linoleum

Q: My stairs are covered in 70’s style carpet and something like linoleum. The edges of the stairs are carpeted and the center of each tread is covered in this material. I’m pretty certain there is hardwood underneath it all. How can I get the carpet and other material off?

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