OK, I was thinking about using vinyl tile on my floor but comments made here have made me rethink that idea. I'm now going to go with epoxy paint. The floor currently has a carpet with a pad that was placed with some kind of adhesive - I'm thinking a spray adhesive of some sort. It was done about 8 years ago and I wasn't in the house at the time so I don't know the type.
My question is - does anyone have any suggestions for getting that adhesive off the floor? I was thinking about renting a floor sander but I think the belts would wear out pretty quickly on the concrete, same for a hand held belt sander. The floor is about 250 sf so using something like acetone without getting high doesn't seem likely and being in a basement (with no floor drain) using some other liquid that would need to be rinsed is not really doable either.
Any help is appreciated.