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Old 02-13-2010, 04:51 PM  
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Dave , I was just helpin out, and I never assume folks already know what to do. This is a forum after all, and these are ideas, just what you asked for. Glad it worked out for you.


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Hardwood flooring gives an ultimate and elegant look to your house. It is not really difficult to maintain the hardwood flooring. I just dust it everyday, which is more than enough it gives the shine which it had in the beginning.



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Old 03-17-2011, 02:30 AM  
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I would try denatured alcohol.If that doesn't work,try Citristip.It is really
good but home depot quit selling it,so I don't know where to get it.I want
to get more.Maybe GoofOff would work.Last,elbow grease and a plastic
scraper.

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Default Cleaning Rubber from Hardwood Floor

I have the same problem, and am looking for a different material non-skid rug pad for the future, will let you know what I find. You posted this some time ago, don't know if you found a solution, but for your future ref:

To clean, best product is Bestine Rubber Cement Thinner. You will find this in any art supply store ( at utrechtart.com it's $8.99 a pint, get at least a couple depending on how big an area).

Wear protective gloves, and apply with large cotton pad. I would flood an area of the floor and just begin wiping away in a buffing motion, may take a couple times with fresh cotton pad and cleaner - It will remove the rubber without damaging the floor finish.

This stuff is great in general to have on hand to remove any sticky residue from price stickers, labels, etc. I have even used it on fabrics....Have never had it destroy a surface (not like rubbing alcohol which will cloud plastics and doesn't do a good job anyhow)

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A lot of talk above was about what to use on floors, but I would like to know how to get the black backing of a carpet off of a cement floor. We had flooding and the carpet came up but not the black backing. Any suggestions and soon, please?

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http://www.todayshomeowner.com/video/how-to-remove-glue-and-adhesive-from-floors/
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Have you ever listen to there radio show podcast Neal? Its pretty good imo.
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I am using eucylyptus oil and it dissolves the rubber backing but you still need to do some scrubbing

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I suggest you use a product called "krud kutter concert and driveway pressure washer concentrate". Put it on full strength and let it work. Scrape residue with a 6" drywall knife. Mine is old and sharp from much use but the KK lubricates the process of scraping. It is not a solvent and did not harm the floor finish.
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