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Yellow Stains Around Heater Vents on Linoleum Floor?

We bought the trailer that we live in from a couple that we know and I did not notice this before we bought it. There is a yellowish stain around the vents on the linoleum floor (kitchen and bathrooms). I have tried everything that I know of to try and get this up. As far as I know there are no leaks or anything because my husband and my father-in-law made checked before we moved in.

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I am wondering what this is? Did it happen when we moved the trailer to another location? And PLEASE how do I get it up? I need some major help, I hate it on my floors. If you have any suggestions please post it or email it to me at eescott182002 (at) yahoo (dot) com . Thank you very much and I sure hope somebody has some ideas!

Erricka

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August 30, 20040 found this helpful

Could it be wax build-up? That's what I get around my heating vents. I use a scraper and scrape it off.
Every so often, I strip my floor and re-wax.

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February 15, 20180 found this helpful

It's the adhesive used to glue flooring down so it doesn't bubble up when air flows through vents. I'm guessing the floor is a light color.

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Same thing in my trailer. You won't get the stain out because it's coming through from the underside of the flooring. For some reason this happens over time. The only way to fix it is to replace the floor.

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February 23, 20050 found this helpful

An easy way to see if it is wax buildup is to just take a little amonia mixed with water, just in a small paper cup, about half and half. Dab some on the yellowed area and wait a couple of minutes. It it turns sticky and comes up, then it is wax. If nothing happens,it could be heat damage and you will save scraping it and possibly damaging already brittle tile. If you are lucky and it is wax, you can use amonia/water, about 1 pt ammonia to 3 pt water to strip just the small area and save yourself a ton of work.

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By Christa (Guest Post)
April 23, 20060 found this helpful

I got oven cleaner on my linoluem HELP it won't come out!!!

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By Christa (Guest Post)
April 23, 20060 found this helpful

I got oven cleaner on my linoluem HELP it won't come out!!!

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By AB (Guest Post)
January 8, 20071 found this helpful

Linoleum that has been covered will "amber". Expose it to light and it will recover with no problem.

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By Carol (Guest Post)
July 2, 20070 found this helpful

What a rotten thing to remove. Tried absolutely everything in the cleaning closet. At last a solution.

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Mix oxyclean powder into a thick paste to scrub away the oven cleaner. It takes a lot of elbow grease but does remove it.

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By R V Pete (Guest Post)
January 13, 20090 found this helpful

It's non removable it is heat damage. Time to redo lino. Not very hard to do and cheap. Dont even glue down new just silicone around the edges. Hey good to to change the look.

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August 23, 20090 found this helpful

I have this in my dining room area and to tell you the truth, around vents this is the kind of damage that can occur. It's best to leave area's like this with a hardwood flooring, because that way you don't see the damage like you do with lino.

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