How to remove rubber rug backing from ceramic tile?


Old bathroom rug left remnants of the backing on bathroom floor.

q how to remove rubber rug backing from ceramic tile
  8 answers
  • Kelli L. Milligan Kelli L. Milligan on Mar 07, 2019

    Use a plastic scraper and soak down with goo gone. Let sit then scrape off.

  • Valerie Burge Valerie Burge on Mar 11, 2019

    I agree, scraper and goo gone will work. Mr. Clean magic erasers are also pretty amazing! I think they really are magic!! LOL And no harsh chemical smell.

  • William William on Mar 11, 2019

    Like Kelli suggests. Soak the rubber with Goo Gone to soften it. Then use a plastic scraper to remove it.

  • Debi53 Debi53 on Mar 11, 2019

    Spray with WD-40. Let it sit and then scrape.

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Mar 11, 2019

    A soft scrub brush or old toothbrush will also work with the Goo Gone. Let it soak in, for the best effect.

  • Dee Dee on Mar 11, 2019

    Acetone, the kind you get in the Hardware store will dissolve the rubber, then use a plastic scraper from the auto store or a flat edge razor to get any residue.

  • Pat Ruge Pat Ruge on Mar 15, 2019

    If you cannot handle the chemical smells, you might try making your own. Take about 1/4 cup baking soda, add enough water to make into a paste and then add 1 tbsp. cooking/olive oil. Rub into area and cover with plastic wrap and let it sit for a while. Then go over it with a blue scrubber sponge. This also works to remove adhesive labels from jars, cleans your oven or stove top and other things.

  • Laura Mitchell-Patrick Laura Mitchell-Patrick on Feb 04, 2020

    Be careful with Goo Gone and WD-40 because it will stain the grout.