How do I remove stuck on rug padding from a wood floor?

  7 answers
  • Dfm Dfm on Dec 24, 2018

    Dull table knife or plastic window scraper, elbow grease.

  • Jeanette S Jeanette S on Dec 24, 2018


    I have some of those plastic pot scrapers that I use on my pots, but they do not have a cutting edge that might be a good tool for this project. If your floor seems dull once you have removed the padding, there are products at the big box stores that can restore the floor.

    Once you have the floor cleaned, do not put down pads for rugs. Get the right size rugs and anchor them with furniture.

    I have a rug in my front foyer that is held in place by a small table only. It works.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Dec 24, 2018

    Hi Sue,

    A plastic scraper seems to be the best way to do this.

  • Judy Judy on Dec 24, 2018

    Sue only elbow grease will work. If you need a solvent try goof off. A scraper should be all you need unless it was glued.

  • Pat Pat on Dec 25, 2018

    There's a wonderful product called Goo Gone. I've used it for your issue and it worked great!

  • V Smith V Smith on Dec 25, 2018

    I had this same thing happen once and I used a plastic spatula.

  • Tracy Tracy on Dec 26, 2018

    Ditto, Goo be Gone.

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