Q: I have an area rug that has been on top of a non-slip rug pad for a few years. The pad left a sticky residue on my wood floor and I was wondering what would be the best way of breaking down the stickiness so I can leave the floors uncovered?
A: You can try a polyurethane floor finish cleaner provided your floors have that type of coating. Products such as Poloplaz Hardwood Floor Cleaner, or similar from Bona Kemi, Basic Coatings, Min Wax, etc., most of which can be purchased from any local hardwood distributor. If that isn’t aggressive enough Poloplaz has a more aggressive cleaner called Tie Tac.