Removing Scuffs from Vinyl Floors

Vinyl flooring is a nice inexpensive, easy to install flooring option. However, it can get scuffed and scratched easily. This is a guide about removing scuffs from vinyl floors.
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May 6, 2013 Flag
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To get rid of a scuff mark on a floor, just re-scuff the same mark with your shoe. I don't know why it works, but it does. Weird, but true.

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May 11, 20130 found this helpful

I keep Mr Clean sponges in the sink cupboard, cut into 4's. Just a quick swish of that makes them all disappear.

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November 1, 2010 Flag
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Clean rubber heel marks from kitchen linoleum with a moist cloth dabbed in floor wax. The marks come up and don't leave a dull spot.

By duckie-do from Cortez, CO

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November 19, 20110 found this helpful

Tennis shoes or other rubber-soled shoes work better than anything. Just place your foot/shoe over the scuff and give a little twist. The scuff comes off in a little tiny sliver to pick up or sweep up and throw away. My brother is a school custodian and learned this trick. Can you imagine how much time would have to be spent on those scuffs if he had to tend to each one by hand?

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March 6, 2012 Flag

This is a quick and easy way to remove both scuff marks and tape residue from linoleum or vinyl floors.

Black Scuffs on vinyl floor

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November 28, 2011 Flag
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As a custodian, I use a tennis ball attached to a broom handle. A little rub and the black mark is gone.

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July 5, 2008 Flag
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We have scuff marks on linoleum from crocks and flip-flops. Any ideas of how to get them up? Thanks

Debbie from Crawfirdsville, IN

January 18, 20100 found this helpful

Use a regular old childs pink pencil eraser. Works every time.

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December 14, 20150 found this helpful

baking soda ?

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February 17, 2011 Flag
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How do I remove scuff marks on vinyl floor tiles?

By Sheila from Forest Hills, NY

February 23, 20110 found this helpful

And if none of those work, use either Goof Off or like our Grandmothers did, a dab of lighter fluid on a rag. Charcoal lighter fluid works fine.

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July 8, 20110 found this helpful

The safest and easiest way to remove them is with WD40! It takes very little and wipes up easily with paper towels. Good luck!

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December 5, 20160 found this helpful

September 28, 2006 Flag
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How can I remove black rubber shoe scuff marks from my kitchen vinyl floor? It's brand new linoleum and I don't want to ruin the finish. Thanks!

Sher from Indiana

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June 5, 20070 found this helpful

After trying the rubber eraser and a white rubber shoe (neither of which worked), the nail polish remover worked like a charm!

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November 2, 20080 found this helpful

The baking soda was perfect. No damage to the floor!

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October 11, 2010 Flag
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I need help for removal of rubber skid marks left on a standard linoleum floor from when I was moving a TV.

By Glaad from Beaverton, OR

October 14, 20100 found this helpful

Wipe down with Goof-Off. Mr. Clean Magic Eraser works well also.

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October 14, 20100 found this helpful

The marks come off easily when you rub them with a tennis ball.

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April 4, 2015 Flag
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After installing vinyl plank flooring, there are shiny shoe sole prints that show in the reflection of the new floor. I mopped with warm water and vinegar and it did not make any difference. The instructions repeatedly caution not to use any but the mildest cleaning solutions. Help!

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February 13, 20160 found this helpful

Have the same problem with allure flooring from Home Depot . Can't find a solution floor is 4 months old. I will check the warrenty !

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November 25, 2009 Flag
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To get black marks off floor, put a few drops of eucalyptus oil on a clean cloth and the marks should wipe off with no problems.

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January 23, 2007 Flag
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You know those black heel marks on the tile or linoleum? Or those stickers that won't come off with soap and water? Just spray a little WD-40 or some other kind of oil on them and they will wipe right off.

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December 20, 2012 Flag
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How do you remove orange/brown marks off vinyl due to black trolley wheels?

By J.H from Tas, Australia

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January 6, 20130 found this helpful

Try using WD 40

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November 1, 2010 Flag
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Use Brillo pads to get rid of scuff marks on linoleum floor. Always works for me. Make sure you are gentle with it. You don't want to scratch your floor. Then clean up the area with soap and water with a paper towel. Do immediately, I wouldn't know if the Blue from the Brillo stains or not. It never has with me.

By Sandra Moore from Wesley Chapel, FL

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Scuffs on Linoleum Floors

Another way I discovered was by watching the cleaning guy at our local Staples store. He simply cut a slit into an old tennis ball, and stuck the tennis ball on the end of a broom handle. He then used the tennis ball to rub away the black scuff stains on their floors. It worked really well, just like an eraser. (02/01/2006)

By sunhat

Scuffs on Linoleum Floors

I used the Mr Clean magic eraser, (think that is what it is called), hardly any elbow grease needed (02/02/2006)

By jmz2005

Scuffs on Linoleum Floors

My favorite next to the magic eraser, is actually just a pencil eraser - or, believe it or not, the white sole of a tennis shoe! (02/02/2006)

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Scuffs on Linoleum Floors

Tennis balls do wonders on scuff marks on floors. A warehouse I had worked at the cleaning crew had a tennis ball on a stick and walked thru the office halls removing scuff marks. (03/13/2006)

By Darlene

Scuffs on Linoleum Floors

I use a green teflon pad soaked in multi-surface cleaner. Instead of scrubbing on my hands and knees, I use my foot. This works great on laminate, too. Fast and easy!

Sunhat suggestion of using a tennis ball on a pole works even better with a green teflon pad underneath the ball.

You can use the tennis ball on a pole with a dry rag wrapped and secured around the ball (rubber band) for wood floors.

Many scuff marks come off by just rubbing them with the bottom of the shoe your wearing (rubber sole). I clean floors for a living and do this every day. (03/05/2010)

By dlginlove

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October 11, 2010 Flag
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To clean scuff marks off any floor surface, I use a green Teflon pad soaked in multi-surface cleaner. Instead of scrubbing on my hands and knees, I use my foot. This works great on tile, vinyl and laminate. Fast and easy!

You can use a cross-slit tennis ball on a pole with a dry rag wrapped and secured around the ball (rubber band) for wood floors. Using a tennis ball on a pole works even better with a green Teflon pad underneath the ball (I clean a gymnasium this way).

Many scuff marks come off by just rubbing them with the bottom of the shoe you're wearing (rubber sole).

By Dlginlove from Saint Peters, MO

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Removing Black Scuff Marks On Floor

The Mr. Clean Magic Eraser works great on this type of stain. (03/19/2010)

By OliveOyl

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March 19, 2010 Flag
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I've tried everything to get commercial flooring clean of scuff marks from heavy postal carts being rolled across the floors in the post office where I work.

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