Long story short....pulled carpet expecting concrete underneath, and found linoleum. The old parquet looking shit. Spent a couple days peeling it up and scraping up the backer. It's a lot of fun--you should try it if you haven't!
On the plus side, we discovered that it's really sweet stained concrete underneath, so now I need to figure out a good way to totally strip off all the glue and get it smooth so I can seal it. We're going to try a buffer with an abrasive pad and some sort of cleaner. We're thinking maybe Simple Green? We tried a gel stripper of some sort, but it didn't work too well. I'm thinking we just need something that will loosen it up, but to use as little as possible to it doesn't clog up the pad immediately.
Anyone had any experience with this?