How to Remove Glue from Laminate Flooring?

After working continuously on your laminate floors you can still see glue here and there cursing yourself. Not understanding what to do? Relax!! You just need a few simple activities to handle this problem on your laminate flooring. It’s impossible to install or repair laminate flooring without receiving marks or drops of glue on your attractive floor for several reasons, but if kept unresolved, laminate can get stained permanently and reduce the life span of your laminate.

For removing glue or adhesive, don’t rush to store for all those specialized products, just look in your kitchen cabinets you have plenty of options at your home for removing extra adhesive or glues which can give you a clean and spotless floor you ever expected.

Laminate flooring glue has some special formulas where you can clean with simple household products. Start with something mild/ gentle and if the adhesive/ glue resists, move on to something stronger.

Things you will need to remove glue on your laminate floors-Remove glue from Laminate

  • Clean cloths
  • Mist bottle
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Vinegar
  • Acetone
  • Safety glasses and 
  • Plastic scrapper.

Procedure to Remove Glue from Laminate Flooring-

Step 1: Mix 1/4 cup vinegar to a 1-quart mist bottle with water. Spray the mixed solution straight on the sticky glue or adhesive until it is dripping wet. Allow it to sit for 30 to 40 seconds, subsequently clean the area using a dampened cloth.

Step 2: Ventilate the area for some time. If the stain still persists on the floor, and the vinegar solution failed to remove the glue apply rubbing alcohol to the clean cloth. Scrub the area briskly with the dipped solution cloth until the glue is removed. If still continues, add extra alcohol on the folded cloth and continue until the glue is cleaned.

Step 3: Still persisting? Apply acetone or nail polish thinner to the glue, dabbing it with a clean folded cloth until the glue is well saturated, this is that should be done, if the glue is failed to remove by using vinegar or alcohol.

Step 4: Once the glue is dripped to wet, scrape off the glued area using a plastic glue scraper without damaging laminate. Regardless of what tool you use, be very cautious not to scrape too hard or you may leave marks that could look ugly. If it resists yet again, apply added acetone and allow it to sit on the glue for 20 seconds. Continue scraping until the glue is gone. At length, scrub the area with the acetone-dampened cloth.

Step 5: Once glue-free, dry the area with a clean cloth.

These home-based tips are incredibly simple to handle and are readily available stock at your home. Usage of these tips on your laminate for removing any glues/ adhesives can help you save budget on other cleaning agents.


  • Continue until the glue is disappeared- Do repeat the steps until the glue marks gets vanished, simultaneously be extremely careful while you perform removing the glue with stronger agents.
  • Avoid walking on the cleaned spot until it gets dry completely.


  • Wear safety glasses while using powerful agents just to be cautious.
  • Follow few safety measures like wearing gloves while using chemicals as they contain harmful elements or acids that can harm your skin.

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How to Remove Glue from Laminate Flooring? was last modified: December 15th, 2014 by Jason Valasek