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Removing Scuffs from Vinyl Floors

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 Monica from Cortez, CO

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November 25, 2009

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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May 6, 2013

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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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

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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January 23, 2007

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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July 5, 2008

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

Debbie from Crawfirdsville, IN

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July 5, 20080 found this helpful

spray on some 409 then a bit of comet cleaner scrub with old toothbrush, mop clean with clear water mop. had the same issue here, works great.

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By DEBRADJ. (Guest Post)
July 5, 20080 found this helpful

Try the magic eraser.

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July 5, 20080 found this helpful

I had these hugh black scuff marks appear on my floor,
I freaked out, ticked me off too, How in the world was I gonna get them off, I questioned everyone as to how they appeared there, .
Turned out I was to blame, My stupid shoes were doing it and I didn't realize it,

Anyways,
I don't worry about them anymore,
Amazing what plain old Vinegar and Soda can do, The might of the Twins, I'm a believer in Good ole Soda and Vinegar, (more power YA!)

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July 5, 20081 found this helpful

MAGIC ERASER IS THE BEST.

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September 28, 2006

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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September 29, 20061 found this helpful

I always use toothpaste, just rub it on wait a few seconds and wipe it off.

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September 29, 20060 found this helpful

The same way you get scuffs off nice shoes - nail polish remover.

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By Hope (Guest Post)
September 29, 20060 found this helpful

A friend of mine told me she had watched a maintenance man at an airport walking around with a tennis ball attached to a handle erasing scuff marks from the floor!

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By debbie (Guest Post)
September 29, 20060 found this helpful

I like Mr. Clean Erasers. They are WONDERFUL!

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September 30, 20060 found this helpful

We bought a doublewide mobile home years ago and when they put it together tar got on the bedroom carpet. When they came to replace the carpet the man asked if he could try something before removing the carpet. He sprayed with WD-40 and got all signs of the tar up. (We told them not to remove the carpet, LOL) We have used WD-40 on paint, tar, marks on the floor, all types of things since. I have MY OWN can so I don't have to share with hubby!! Good luck

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September 30, 20060 found this helpful

Depending on the color of your floor, just a plain old pencil eraser, red or white, will usually do the trick.

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By fishingal (Guest Post)
September 30, 20060 found this helpful

I always used an SOS pad and LIGHTLY went over
the mark--it came right up!

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By lauri (Guest Post)
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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February 17, 2011

How do I remove scuff marks on vinyl floor tiles?

By Sheila from Forest Hills, NY

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October 11, 2010

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

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April 4, 2015

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!

By BF

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December 20, 2012

How do you remove orange/brown marks off vinyl due to black trolley wheels?

By J.H from Tas, Australia

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September 26, 2013

How do I remove scuff marks from the floor naturally?

By Karen G.

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November 1, 2010

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.

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October 11, 2010

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!

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March 19, 2010

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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November 19, 2009

Can someone please tell me how to remove black scuff marks on the floor?

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