01:36PM | 11/13/00
Member Since: 11/12/00
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My husband and I bought a house recently and the terrazzo tile floor in the living room has the residue of one of those "mesh," rubber, under-rug pads. The residue is so thick that you can see the raised pattern of the pad. What is the best way to remove it? Should I scrape it off or use some kind of chemical to help? Is this something best left to professionals? Thanks.


02:40PM | 11/13/00
Member Since: 09/01/00
312 lifetime posts
Scrape surface residue off as best you can,then follow up by wiping with mineral spirits.Continue until the cloth no longer picks-up soil.If the terrazzo has floor finish on it,you'll need to remove that as well using straight ammonia.Allow ammonia to pool and set 5-10 mins. before scrubbing with an abrasive pad.Because of porosity,the stain may have been absorbed well into the stone and may be permanent.


11:13AM | 11/19/00
Member Since: 07/11/00
80 lifetime posts
taylock: the easiest answer to your problem is to use the PEEL AWAY 5 product. It will do the removal in ashort period of time and it is safe to use.


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