Asked on Oct 3, 2017

Carpet underlayment

Karen KrysowatyJanet PizaroWilliam


I have that rubber backing under all my carpets on wood floors, now it has welded itself to the wood floor, how do I get the residue off?

5 answers
  • Lokie
    on Oct 3, 2017

    We used a heat gun and scrapper. It was the only thing we could find that would work. Just don't over heat and burn the wood.
  • Roger Miller
    on Oct 3, 2017

    Heat will make it like glue! Scrub something with a rubber base, like shoes, over the floor. It will roll up and can be vacuumed or swept up. Then clean floor.
  • William
    on Oct 3, 2017

    I agree with Lokie. I also used a heat gun and scraped. Keep the heat moving just to soften the adhesive and gently scraped. I did round off the ends of the scraper so not to dig into the wood. Then I use Goo Gone to remove the residue. Washed the floor down with lemon scented ammonia.
  • Karen Krysowaty
    on Oct 3, 2017

    We used a scraper, nothing else seemed to work
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