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How to Remove Rug Pad Marks From Your Floors (Updated)

June 18, 2020
Have you noticed that the pad you put under your rug has left residue on your floor? If so, then we can teach you how to remove rug pad residue from concrete floors and other types of flooring.

We like rug pads because they hold decorative rugs in place. As long you put a pad under your rug, you shouldn’t have a problem with the rug slipping out of position.

Many rug pads remain in place, though, because they have rubber backings that can leave residues or stains on the floor. When that happens, you need to know how to clean rug pad markets to keep your floor in perfect condition. No matter what kind of floor you have, you don’t want it tarnished by residue.

In this article, we’ll teach you a few methods for removing sticky residue from floors and removing stains from the flooring.

Use a Lubricant to Remove Rug Pad Residue From Concrete Floors

Certain types of lubricants can loosen residue rug pad residue from concrete floors. WD-40 stands out as the most popular option. In fact, WD-40 Company recommends using its product to clean adhesive residues.

Start by spraying a liberal amount of WD-40 on the rug pad residue. Let it sit for a few minutes so it can loosen the residue from the concrete floor. After a few minutes have passed, try to wipe away the residue with a microfiber towel. More likely than not, you’ll find that most of the residue comes up easily.