Q: One visitor asked, "I'm in the process of removing laminate floor tiles that had been glued on oak hardwood floors in the dining room. Eventually, I'll be getting the floors in the whole house sanded and refinished, but until then, is there an easy way to get the sticky glue residue off without harming the wood? Or can I at least put something down that won't be a problem come sanding time but will keep me from sticking every time I walk on it?"

A: Since the adhesive is still sticky, I am assuming they did not use a mastic. Was this some sort of cheap peel and stick laminated floor? You ask such a hard question, I feel obliged to ask one of you in return. Why would anyone glue down such a floor over a solid oak floor that sounds like it is in good enough shape to be refinished? If I had to suggest something to lay on top of this mess so you can at least walk on it, and should not be a serious problem when sanding, I would suggest grey building paper, sold in rolls, probably 3 feet wide by 50 or 100 ft. long.


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