To go in and out of my house everyone uses the door in my kitchen. In front of this door about 6 months ago I put a new area rug (3 ' x 4') with a pad that was adhered to the back as a cushion (cheap area rug).
Then I became very sick and haven't cleaned the kitchen floor since! I'm not well yet but I couldn't take it any longer so today I completely stripped the kitchen floor with Armstrong floor stripper.
Where the rug was at there is a small area about 12 inches long by 4 inches wide that the backing on the rug stuck to the floor so hard that the stripper wouldn't even clean it up!
This just happened and I am waiting for the floor to dry before I do something else, but what? What should I do to get this stuff off the floor. I am thinking about trying this stuff called "Goof OFF" that is sold here in the US to remove paint, chewing gum, blood, whatever. It is a sheet vinyl floor with a no wax finish (but you do have to wax).
The stripper surprised me because it actually made the floor look just about new, however it is dull looking so I will have to wax it with something, but the main problem is that small area of backing stuck to the floor like glue. I believe it came off the rug and stuck to the floor because of foot traffic coming in with wet feet in rain and snow and it got the rug wet.
I'll never use this type of rug again!!