Has anyone found a good solution to use to get the gummy carpet padding off of wood floors? (Looks like all of the posts on this subject are since 2005.) Thanks!
Old doesn't mean wrong, but I also haven't read them...they might be wrong and touting some heavy chemicals, which isn't needed. I've had no problem with Water and even Windex in removing old foam rubber padding and rubber egg-crate padding.
Just saturate the padding, let soak for 15-minutes and scrape clean off with a putty knife (metal or plastic). Scrape lightly to avoid damaging the floor and scrape down to what's stuck. Then, you can re-apply and re-soak, with Water or Windex, the more stubborn areas until fully removed. Only the rubber egg-crate padding ever left permanent light marks in the floor beneath.