How do I remove adhesive on linoleum?


The previous owner of our house glued a mat to the floor in front of the kitchen sink. We'd like to remove the mat from the floor and the glue is taking up the floor if we just try to peel off the mat. What can we use to remove it that won't hurt the floor?

  4 answers
  • William William on Dec 30, 2018

    Try saturating the mat with Goo Gone or WD40. Give each time to soften the glue.

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Dec 30, 2018

    Have you tried warming it in small sections? It may loosen it enough to be able to get it off without damaging the linoleum. I would cut away the rug as you loosen up the rug so that it doesn't allow the adhesive to dry on the floor again. I guess it all depends on the glue that was used to put the rug down.

  • Tinyshoes Tinyshoes on Dec 31, 2018

    Sarah...Try Goo works on so much for me

  • Patty Patty on Dec 31, 2018

    small amount of peanut butter., don't know what you are removing but if small area it works., soap and water to clean up