How to Remove Rubber Marks From Hardwood Floor

The upkeep of hardwood floors can be very time consuming. When you are already responsible for cleaning and polishing your floors, the last thing that you want to see is marks on your beautiful floor. Some marks are easier to get out than others. Rubber marks are pretty common to find on hardwood floors, typically from shoe scuffs or children's toys. There are a few simple solutions to removing these unwanted marks.

Option 1

  1. Wipe the rubber marks with a wet sponge.

  2. Rub a tennis ball across the rubber marks, going with the grain of the wood.

  3. Repeat if necessary.

Option 2

  1. Mix 1 tsp. baking soda with a small amount of water.

  2. Rub the baking soda mixture into the marks, using a toothbrush.

  3. Wipe with a wet sponge.


  • Be sure to use minimal water, as too much water can damage your floors.

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Tammi Clements is a Los Angeles, California based fashion, and entertainment writer. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in broadcast communications from the University Of Nevada, Las Vegas. Her articles have appeared in Jane Magazine, Marie Claire Magazine, and Entertainment Weekly. She is currently writing her first novel, and travels the globe in her free time.