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
  9 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.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Dec 23, 2021

    Go with Goo Gone and the plastic scraper. Looks like it is on the grout too, be careful with the scraper not to go into the grout and dig it out.