How to Clean Rug Gripper Pad Marks

Rug gripper pads prevent rugs from slipping. When you step on a rug with no rubber backing or a backing that has worn off, the rug may slide and cause a person to fall. But gripper pads sometimes leave marks on the floor beneath, and require an occasional cleaning to remove any residue. Make a cleaning solution at home with a few simple ingredients that are safe for all floor types.

Things You'll Need

  • Dish detergent

  • Cleaning cloth

  • Mr. Clean Magic Eraser

Step 1

Combine 3 cups of water and 1 tbsp. of liquid dish detergent.

Step 2

Dip the edge of a cleaning cloth into the soapy water. Wring out excess water.

Step 3

Rub the damp side of the cloth over the rug gripper pad marks, using pressure when needed to remove stubborn marks.

Step 4

Dampen a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, and rub over pad marks that are not easily removed with the mild dish soap solution.

Step 5

Wet the tip of the eraser, wring out excess water, and use a bit of elbow grease to scrub away the marks.

Step 6

Wipe over the area with a damp cloth to remove any remaining residue when the marks have been removed to your satisfaction.

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