The industry has changed over the years in regards to floor prep equipment. When it came to floor prep and equipment in the ‘70s, this is what we had: a scraper and at that time gypsum-based (white) floor patching compounds. So what are some of the differences between then and now?
Carpet was stretched over what we referred to as hair pad that came in 12’ wide rolls, so flatness of floors had a bit more tolerance. Removal was also fairly easy with just disengaging carpet from the tackless strip, removing the pad and scraping the excess lines of pad adhesive. Glue-direct wasn’t something we did till a few years later.