help! what is it?

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  1. Sep 15, 2011 #1

    bujums

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    We have a very small older house that we have pulled up the carpet and pad. Under that is a dark patterned Felt type substance that is attached to some kind of glued down floor tile. It is proving to be very difficult to remove but I am wondering what it is.

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    In the 70s they had a foam backed carpit, they called indoor outdoor, it is ugly to get up.
     
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    Well I don't think that is it because it would have been the top. The "back" of that Textured Fome/Felt stuff is a hard tile type flooring. I think this fuzzy top stuff is actually what they would have walked around on. it is definitely not the "backing".
     
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    If the house is as old as the 30s it could be rubber tile, it came in sizes from 3" sq to 12" sq.
     
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    interesting... I will have to see if it that old and I will look up rubber tile just for kicks
     
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    If this is on top of the tile, it is probably the backing of some old bubble rubber pad.
     
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    we decided just to scrape off the fuzzy stuff and leave the tiles in place. We had to do some leveling of the flooring but we just used a laminate floor over it and it looks great.

    thanks for the help folks.
     

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