How can I remove stuck vinyl flooring adhesive? How can I remove stuck vinyl flooring adhesive?
Once you have gotten rid of the vinyl, there may be some vinyl flooring adhesive that remains stuck to the floor. This adhesive must be removed, if you plan to put a new floor down or simply leave it bare. To remove these adhesive stains, you need to sweep the floor to rid it of all dust and debris. Heat some water to boiling point and pour it over the adhesive, so that it softens the glue. Then, using a putty knife, scrape the softened glue off the floor. Using rags, wipe the adhesive and rinse the floor with water, then sweep the floor to ensure that the adhesive is removed entirely.