Removing Excess Glue from Your New Vinyl Plank Flooring

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What You'll Need
Cloth or sponge
Plastic card

Vinyl plank flooring can look so real that it is hard to tell it apart from the real thing. Sometimes you will get glue marks on your flooring, which ruins the effect. Excess glue can be difficult to remove from vinyl, but there are a few ways in which it can be done without causing damage to your new vinyl plank flooring.

Removing Fresh Glue

vinyl plank flooring.

It is probably better to remove the glue while it is fresh. If you are installing the boards yourself, this is an easy task. Simply take a piece of dry cloth, or a new sponge, and make it slightly damp. Wipe over the surface of the vinyl where the glue is. If there is a lot of glue, then you may wish to push the glue towards a plastic card, and lift it away before rubbing the flooring with the cloth.

Removing Dried Glue

A man cleans vinyl plank flooring.

If you have not had the opportunity to remove the glue before it dries, then you will have to work much harder to get rid of the mark. If there is a lump of dried glue, pick off as much as you can by hand, taking care not to damage the floor, and then wipe over with a damp cotton cloth, keeping the floor and glue mark as wet as possible.

By using these tips, you should be able to remove excess glue from vinyl plank flooring, vastly improving its look.