Rubber stuck to linoleum on bathroom floor

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  1. Jan 10, 2018 #1

    taviaromescu

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    Hi,

    I put this second-hand bathroom rug on the floor, and when I decided it was done for, I found that the rubber backing had stuck to the floor. A lot of it. I never applied heat to the rug, or water. How can I get it off the linoleum?

    Thanks for your thoughts!
     
  2. Jan 11, 2018 #2

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    I use Rapid RemoverĀ® adhesive remover to clean surfaces in the sign business. You can find it at sign supply stores or online. It cleans adhesive, grease, etc. from the surface without damaging plastic, acrylics, paint, etc. You'd want to test a spot in an obscure area to be sure it won't affect the linoleum.
    Not all ahesive removers are the same. The hardware store adhesive removers tend to soften paint, plastic and acrylics, especially if left to soak a few minutes, so I imagine they may do the same to the linoleum, but test first.
    I also use Isopropyl Alcohol (Rubbing alcohol) to remove less stubborn material, might be something to try first to see if it will lift the rubber residue.
    Again test it first to make sure it won't attack the linoleum.
     
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    I've seen sticker residue remover in auto supply stores before, might be worth a try.
     
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    But be cautious, some brands are stronger than others and could damage the linoleum. Test first.
     
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    Absoulty, as with any product, always test in an inconspicuous location.
     
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  6. May 29, 2018 #6

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    The alcohol worked great, thank you. It took a while - I had to let it soak and do it in small sections, but it really worked.
     
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    use WD40 it will remove gum, some glues, stickers, etc.
     
  8. Jun 12, 2018 #8

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    I'm glad it worked out. I've never heard of this happening before where the bathroom rug sticks to the floor.
     

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