How to Remove Adhesive From Marble Floor Tiles

Marble floor tiles are a beautiful addition to any home, but one that requires specific care, especially when it comes to cleaning and stain removal.

Spills, dirty shoes and flooring installation are just a few ways that adhesive can wind up on your marble floor tiles. Your floor is not ruined, however. Remove adhesive from marble floor tiles with a common household product.

Pour 1/4 cup dish washing liquid into a quart-size spray bottle. Fill the remainder of the bottle with cool water. Shake the bottle to mix the contents.

Spray the cleaning solution on the area with the adhesive. Wash the area with a sponge. Rinse the area with cool water and a sponge. Dry with a soft towel. Dampen a soft cloth with rubbing alcohol. Rub the adhesive with the rubbing alcohol until it is gone.

Wash the marble floor tiles again with the dish washing liquid solution to ensure all the rubbing alcohol is removed from the surface. Rinse the tiles with cool water and a sponge. Dry the marble floor tile with a soft towel.

Things You Will Need

  • Dish washing liquid
  • Quart-size spray bottle
  • Sponge
  • Soft towel
  • Soft cloth
  • Rubbing alcohol

Tips

  • Wear gloves to protect your hands when working with cleaning solutions.
  • If rubbing alcohol does not completely remove the adhesive, repeat the entire process using mineral spirits.

About the Author

Kaye Morris has over four years of technical writing experience as a curriculum design specialist and is a published fiction author. She has over 20 years of real estate development experience and received her Bachelor of Science in accounting from McNeese State University along with minors in programming and English.