Asked on May 9, 2017

Foam backing on rugs is stuck to hardwood floors, how do I remove it?

C.B.Colleen Sturma ReynoldsJanet Pizaro


4 answers
  • William
    on May 9, 2017

    Saturate the foam with Goo Gone, let it sit for a while, scrape it off with something plastic. wet some paper towels with Goo Gone and wipe off the residue. Wash with a mixture of one cup of vinegar, one gallon of warm water, and a few squirts of Dawn dish liquid.
  • Janet Pizaro
    on May 9, 2017

    Try rubbing goo-gone on the rubber leaving on long enough to soften,then use a rubber scraper.
  • Colleen Sturma Reynolds
    on May 9, 2017

    You can try denatured alcohol available at the hardware store. Just make sure you don't let it set on there for an extended period of time.

  • C.B.
    on May 10, 2017

    You risk damaging the hardwood floors & their finish by using chemicals...SO, use won't damage the floor & the oil in it will release the rubber backing. you may have to work at it with a rubber spatula...but it's better than risking scraping up your floor. Any time you have something sticky to remove from a floor, use mayonnaise or peanut butter oil.
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