Moved into a 1955 house with carpet over hardwood. Pulled up some
carpet tonight and discovered that the dark red foam in the carpet
padding has stained our hardwood floors!
The stains are like spots of dried blood. Water doesn't soak them out.
We're considering refinishing anyway, but does anyone know what causes
Could it have come from steam cleaning?
(You know how carpet padding is made of different-colored chunks of
foam? Only one color, the dark red, bled onto the floor)
Before I concluded that, I'd like the OP to compare the placement of
the stains with the red foam in the pad. I've no experience, but he
has a theory and he should run with it. Maybe not every piece of foam
will show red on the floor, but every red spot will be under and
shaped like a piece of red foam. It might have taken a water spill or
something, even a pet spill, to bring the red out.
OTOH, in the late 1950's several murders were covered up in just this
way, by getting red carpet padding and carpeting the rooms where the
crimes occurred. After one killer remorsefully committed suicide and
left a note telling what he had done, several unrelated crimes covered
up in the same way were solved.
OK, just kidding.
Remove NOPSAM to email me. Please let
me know if you have posted also.
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