08:41AM | 11/19/01
Member Since: 11/18/01
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I have linoleum self stick on hardwood floors throughout a house I just bought. In one of the rooms the linoleum came off REALLY easily and the floor beneath isn't even sticky, though far from tip top. Is there anything I can use to get the glue off w/o having to sand the floor down?

Jay J

04:05AM | 11/20/01
Member Since: 10/26/00
782 lifetime posts
HI tomreuel,

Well, there are products that can get the glue off but I'm not sure if you're still going to like what you see. I feel you'll still have to refinish the hardwood. Now, before you go too crazy, you need to find out if there's enough of the hardwood left to refinish. If not, you'll have to rethink your plans. You can only refinish the hardwood down to the 'tongues and grooves'.

Visit and for products.

My best to ya and hope this helps.

Jay J -MOderator

PS: God Bless America!


04:23AM | 11/20/01
Member Since: 11/18/01
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Thanks for the reply. The wood has been well preserved for many years, butI agree I will probably have to sand it down - good thing that it's oak. All the hardwood in the house, including the doors is oak, most has been painted over however. Thanks fo rthe link info too.

Yes, God Bless America - from NEW york City and watched the towers fall. Thanks to everyone who has held us New Yorkers in your thoughts!


06:26AM | 11/24/01
Member Since: 07/11/00
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You can use the PEEL AWAY 5 product for your project and it will easily remove the adhesive and keep the natural color of the wood. Visit the web site at
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