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Last updated on July 20th, 2023

Vinyl floor removal cost guide

Worn or damaged vinyl flooring can’t be easily repaired. Instead, the best solution is normally to get it replaced. With that in mind, we’ve broken down the average vinyl floor removal cost.

Worn or damaged vinyl flooring can’t be easily repaired. Instead, the best solution is normally to get it replaced. With that in mind, we’ve broken down the average vinyl floor removal cost.

How much does it cost to remove vinyl floor?

ItemUnitAverage cost
Vinyl floor removalPer hour£135 - £165

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Vinyl floor removal usually costs between £135 - £165 per hour.

However, the total cost will depend on a number of factors, including:

  • How much flooring needs to be removed.
  • How long removal takes.
  • Whether or not the price quoted includes disposal.

Normally, your tradesperson will include waste disposal within their quote. However, it’s worth checking to be sure. If not, you could end up paying anywhere from £250 to £1,650 for professionals to take away and dispose of your old flooring.

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Why remove a vinyl floor?

Cost to remove vinyl floor

Vinyl flooring is glued down with adhesive, so it can be difficult to remove. For this reason, lots of people will simply leave their old vinyl flooring in place and install a new floor covering over the top. Floors that can be installed on top of vinyl include laminate, carpet, some types of wood flooring and other kinds of vinyl.

However, if your flooring is structurally damaged, you’ll need to remove your vinyl floor altogether. There are also height considerations to bear in mind when you’re layering up flooring.

Ultimately, even if there isn’t a need to have your vinyl floor removed, you might simply want to start afresh.

How is vinyl flooring removed?

There are a few different ways of removing vinyl flooring. You can use liquid chemical-based adhesive removers, like Klean-Strip. Or, you can manually cut the vinyl into strips and pry it off. A heat gun can be used to loosen any adhesive that’s particularly tough to scrape away.

Vinyl floor removal cost summary

  • Vinyl flooring is tough to remove as it’s fixed in place with adhesive.
  • Check to see if the price you’re quoted for vinyl floor removal includes disposal.
  • Vinyl flooring may need to be removed if your floor is structurally unsound.
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