Asked on Dec 17, 2015

Rubber backing from the bathroom rug stuck to floor

by Lou
I bought a bathroom set at WalMart, shower curtain and matching rugs. One is rectangle and one is contoured. The rectangle one that I set in front of the tub has stuck to the linoleum floor. Most of the backing is glued to the floor. I have tried to scrape it off with a putty knife, but I'm afraid to gouge the floor.
Any ideas on how to remove it?
  6 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Dec 17, 2015
    Try using an oil based product such as WD40 soaking the area. Leave on for awhile until you see the rubber rising.Then use a green scrubber not the wire one .This should help in aiding the removal Then follow up with a regular cleaning.
  • Jalolo Jalolo on Dec 17, 2015
    I'm wondering if Goo Gone would work in this instance. I think it is also petroleum based.
  • I have been told by friends that Krud Kutter will get it off. The stuff is awesome!
  • Roberta Stewart-Fite Roberta Stewart-Fite on Dec 18, 2015
    If the Goo Gone doesn't work, try heating up an area with your blow dryer, and then using a hard plastic spatula. This same thing happened in my Mama's kitchen. The heat spatula combo worked great. Any remaining residue I was able to remove with a dab of Goo Gone on a soft cloth. Good luck!
  • Lou Lou on Dec 18, 2015
    Goo Gone worked!
  • Shi2449252 Shi2449252 on Dec 19, 2015
    Hi Lou, i had exactly the same problem. I scrubbed n pried the carpet backing for two days. I finally thought about goo be gone. I saturated the area with the stuff. After an hour ot so it came off very easily. Good luck!