How to remove floor glue and carpet glue? View our tips

It is easy to remove carpet adhesive residues with our tips. On this page we share two DIY tips for removing floor glue. We also discuss five short steps for removing carpet and carpet glue. Finally, we answer a number of Frequently Asked Questions about how to remove floor adhesive.

How to remove carpet-glue residues. 2 DIY tips


It may be difficult to remove floor adhesive  or glue residues from a carpet. The internet has various DIY tips for removing carpet glue from concrete and wood. HG selected a number of tips. 

Remember, these are DIY tips. Use these products with caution and test them in advance. Are you looking for a quick and effective way to remove carpet glue? Use our HG floor glue remover.

how to remove carpet glueFor white glue: water and soap

White glue is water-based. This makes it easier to remove the carpet glue. You just need water and soap. 

  1. Mix some boiling water and washing-up liquid. 
  2. Pour the mixture over the surface that needs to be cleaned. 
  3. Leave it to absorb for a little while.
  4. You can scrub away the glue residues with a scouring sponge.
  5. Finally, dry the surface properly.

Will you be removing carpet glue from stairs? First tape off the gaps properly.

For brown adhesive (sealant): cola

Old carpets are often fixed with brown adhesive. It is more difficult to remove brown carpet adhesive, because this glue is not water-based. This glue often needs to be scrubbed or sanded off. You can also try cola. 

  1. Moisten the adhesive layer properly with cola. 

You can use a plant spray. 

  1. Leave the cola to absorb for a little while.
  2. Then you scrape or scour off the glue residues.
  3. Finally, dry the surface properly.

Will you be removing carpet glue from stairs? First tape off the gaps properly.

HG floor glue remover: the fast-acting floor glue remover

DIY products may work, but they are not always effective. With HG floor glue remover you can remove even the most stubborn adhesives and adhesive residues from nearly all surfaces.

remove carpet glueOur glue-residue remover removes carpet adhesive, but also linoleum, resin, parquet, cork, tile, wall and carpet adhesives, as well as compound and assembly sealant. Our product does not contain any raw materials with a negative impact on the environment or that are harmful to health. The floor glue remover is fully biodegradable.

This is how you use HG floor glue remover to remove carpet glue:

  1. Cut the carpet into strips, roll them up and remove them. Perforate carpets that stay stuck with an aerator or a similar tool.
  2. Brush the glue residues liberally with the remover.
  3. Wait 10 to 15 minutes.
  4. Remove the residue with a filling knife.
  5. Rinse the surface thoroughly with water.
  6. Dry the surface properly.
    • For more information about the product, and about how you remove floor adhesive quickly, visit our product page: HG floor glue remover.

Remove your carpet and carpet adhesive in 5 steps

You're not sure where to start with removing the carpet? Below we describe the process in five steps.

1. Work out how the carpet was fixed

Take a piece of carpet with pliers. Pull up a corner to see what's underneath. When you know how the carpet was fixed, you can use suitable tools and products.

2. Use the correct materials

To remove the carpet you need different materials, such as a knife to cut up the carpet, and pliers to pull the carpet away. You also need floor glue remover, tape, protective glasses and gloves. You may need a hammer or pliers to remove nails.

3. Remove the carpet

Start at the top of the stairs or in a corner of the room. Cut the carpet into manageable parts and pull it away bit by bit. Use locking pliers for this. This makes it easier to pull away the carpet. Pull out any nails with a hammer or pliers.

4. Throw the carpet away

Cut up large rolls of old carpet. That makes it easier to throw it away. Use tape to keep the roll of carpet rolled up. 

5. Remove the glue residues

The carpet has been removed and thrown away. Now you need to remove the carpet glue. Use our HG floor glue remover. This remover is suitable for all surfaces and adhesive types.

Frequently Asked Questions about removing floor glue

How do I remove floor adhesive?

Use our HG floor glue remover to remove carpet adhesive. You can also try to remove white glue with a mixture of hot water and soap. For brown adhesive you can try cola.

Which HG product can I use to remove carpet glue?

DIY products may work, but they are not always terribly effective. With HG floor glue remover you can remove even the most stubborn adhesives and adhesive residues from nearly all surfaces.

Our glue-residue remover removes carpet adhesive, but also linoleum, resin, parquet, cork, tile, wall and carpet adhesives, as well as compound and assembly sealant. Our product does not contain any raw materials with a negative impact on the environment or that are harmful to health. The floor glue remover is fully biodegradable.

How do I remove carpet glue from concrete?

Use our HG floor glue remover to remove carpet glue from concrete. You can also try to use water and soap, cola, a filling knife or a scraper. It depends on the type of glue.

How do I remove carpet glue from wood?

Use our HG floor glue remover to remove carpet glue from wood. You can also try water and soap or cola. It depends on the type of glue that was used. You can try to sand a wooden surface clean.



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