Floor Removal

Floor Removal Service

DC Flooring specialises in commercial and industrial floor removal across the entire UK. Through the latest technology and cutting-edge floor preparation equipment, we offer an end-to-end service for stripping and removing all kinds of floor tiles, coatings, industrial coverings and heavy-duty surfaces.

We continually invest in the latest machinery to help businesses and commercial facilities in quick and hassle-free floor removal. Our cutting-edge ride-on-floor stripper, for instance, allows our team to cover a large surface area relatively quickly, thus, helping you save costs and cutting down the time needed between the initial floor stripping, preparation and installation.

Benefits of Floor Removing Services

Floor removal services provide numerous benefits for those looking to renovate or replace their existing flooring. By hiring a professional in this field, you will acquire expertise and experience to efficiently remove different types of flooring materials, saving time and minimizing disruption. Employing proper removal techniques to prevent damage to the subfloor and surrounding areas.

Additionally, floor removal services effectively manage dust and debris, ensuring a cleaner and healthier environment during the removal process. Safety considerations, such as handling hazardous materials, are also addressed by professional companies. They will help with surface preparation, ensuring a smooth and level base for the installation of new flooring.

Hiring floor removal services offers convenience, stress relief, and access to expert advice and recommendations. Ultimately, these services simplify the removal process and help achieve superior results.

Line Marking Removal

Your premises or warehouse may require the removal of existing line markings or demarcation areas. This is usually down to the change of use of areas. Depending on the thickness, coating and technique used to install these demarcations will depend on the process we use to remove them. Removing these hazard lines without damaging the existing floor can be a skilled undertaking. Using a scraper and heat gun to scrape the product off of the floor is one technique that can be used alternatively you may opt for a more intrusive method of shot blasting or diamond grinding. 

Cutting Edge Floor Remover With Licensed Operator

Our “ride on tile” stripping machinery is highly capable and compact enough to fit through all kinds of doorways easily, making it more than ideal for constricted spaces, and also for use on multiple floors – these include large building developments and multi-storey car parks (MSCPs).

Additionally, we use battery-operated tile stripping machinery only which can be run for a good 8+ hours before requiring a recharge. Our team is always equipped with multiple battery packs in order to complete the job in a seamless, trouble-free and non-intrusive way. This also means that there are no harmful fumes to worry about, and the reduced machinery noise helps you comply with health and safety regulations while we remove your old coverings.

Our tile stripping machinery operators are highly trained and qualified individuals who take the time to understand the environment they are working in, carrying out the job in the safest, most professional manner. Having invested in the latest stripping tools and machinery, we use a specialised machine where the front caster wheels allow for optimal movement and handling in constricted spaces. The integrated front debris deflector also protects the front from any loose material which may come into contact with the machine and potentially damage it.

Non-marking tyres ensure that there are no signs of “work” left on your surface while the automatic fail-safe switch ensures that the machine shuts off automatically when no one is operating it. The above features combined with our knowledge of floor tile removals and our highly trained operator ensures that we can easily remove tiles across sites of all types and sizes. Resulting in a swift, hassle free service to dispose of your old flooring system.

Why DC Flooring as Your Floor Femoval Specialist

We use ride on floor stripping machines in conjunction with breakers, diamond grinders, shot blasters and scabblers, providing the ultimate in safety, reliability and accuracy with each job.

Large areas can be uplifted in a short span of time – with your space ready to be used within a few hours.

We can uplift a variety of floor surfaces in addition to tiles:

  • Ceramic Tiles/Quarry Tiles
  • Vinyl Tiles
  • Sheet Vinyl
  • Carpet Tiles and Underlays
  • Lino
  • Resin Coatings
  • Screeds
  • Levelling Compounds

Get in touch with us now so that we can assess your needs and provide you with a free, no-obligation quote.

All subfloor preparation is done in-house using our specialised equipment – shotblasting, scabbling, and concrete grinding.
You’re only a phone call away from investing in leading-class flooring systems, all approved by FeRFA.


Can I remove flooring myself?

Removing flooring yourself is possible, but it can be a challenging and labor-intensive task. It requires the use of specialized tools and knowledge of proper techniques to prevent damage to the subfloor and surrounding areas. Additionally, certain types of flooring, such as those containing asbestos or glued-down materials, may require professional expertise for safe removal. It’s important to assess your skills, available time, and the complexity of the flooring to determine if DIY removal is feasible. If unsure, it’s recommended to consult with flooring professionals or consider hiring floor removing services to ensure a successful and efficient removal process.

Is it hard to remove old flooring?

Removing old flooring can be a task that varies in difficulty depending on factors such as the type of flooring, installation method, and subfloor condition. Different types of flooring require different techniques for removal, with materials like resin, carpet, vinyl flooring, tile, or hardwood each presenting their own challenges. The installation method, whether it’s glued-down or floating, also affects the level of difficulty. For instance, removing vinyl can be an extremely labour-intensive job without the correct machinery.

The condition of the subfloor beneath the old flooring is another factor to consider, as any unevenness or damage may require additional work. Using the right tools and techniques can make the removal process easier, but it can still be physically demanding and time-consuming, especially for larger areas. It’s important to assess your own capabilities and the specific circumstances before deciding whether to tackle the removal yourself or seek professional help. Additionally, certain types of flooring, such as those containing asbestos or installed improperly, may require professional assistance due to safety concerns.

How long does it take to remove flooring?

The duration of flooring removal depends on factors such as the type of flooring, the area size, installation method, and subfloor condition. Different types of flooring require varying amounts of time for removal, with carpet or vinyl being generally quicker to lift compared to tile, hardwood, or glued-down materials. The size of the area being worked on also affects the time required, as larger spaces naturally take longer to complete. The installation method, such as glued-down flooring or multi-layered materials, can add to the removal time.

Additionally, the condition of the subfloor and any necessary repairs or leveling can impact the overall duration. Access to appropriate tools and using efficient techniques can speed up the process. While it is challenging to provide an exact timeframe, removing flooring in an average-sized room can take several hours to a day or more. Larger areas or complex installations may require additional time. It is recommended to assess your specific project and consult with professionals for a more accurate estimate of the time needed.

Can wooden flooring be removed?

Yes, wooden flooring can be removed. The process involves preparing the room by clearing furniture and objects, removing the trim and skirting boards, gently prying up the wooden floorboards one by one using appropriate tools, and removing any leftover nails or staples. Alternatively, the wooden flooring could have been glued to the floor, also the adhesive may be needed to be removed.

After these processes, the condition of the subfloor should be assessed, cleaned, and repaired if necessary before installing new flooring. The complexity of the removal process can vary depending on factors such as the type of wooden flooring and the installation method. If needed, a professional contractor can be sought for a smoother and more efficient removal, especially for challenging or extensive projects.

How much does it cost to get flooring removed?

The cost of flooring removal can vary depending on factors such as the type of flooring, area size, complexity of the removal process, and geographic location. Different types of flooring have varying removal techniques and costs. The size of the area being worked on is also a factor, as larger areas require more time and labour. The complexity of the removal, such as multiple layers or adhesive removal, can impact the cost as well. Also, consider the cost of disposing of the removed flooring materials. To get an accurate cost estimate contact us today.

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