rip up (something)

To remove a covering that's attached to the floor, like a carpet or tiles, you "rip it up":

They're going to rip up all the old flooring and put in brand new hardwood floors.

We also use "rip up" in a completely different way, to mean completely ripping something like a piece of paper:

I ripped up all my old photos of my high school boyfriend after I broke up with him.

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