I just covered the floor of my small indoor storage room with Armstrong commercial flooring tiles. I used the proper adhesive for the application that I got in the same department at the big box store as the tiles. Unfortunately, I messed up a little and some adhesive got squeezed up through the joints when I was setting the tiles, which I tried to wipe with a wet paper towel but did not succeed entirely.

So now, when I walk, my shoes stick to the tiles. I wonder if there is some cleaning solution that I can use to remove the tacky goo, but that won't leak through the joints and weaken the tiles grip on the floor.

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Does the container for the adhesive suggest anything for cleanup? Maybe mineral spirits or acetone? Be careful with those on your tiles though. Maybe "goof off" would work.

  • actually someone else told me mineral spirits and that worked well. i suppose mineral spirits are the way to go for all adhesive cleanup (i wonder if they work with contact cement)
    – amphibient
    Oct 15, 2013 at 20:56
  • Mineral spirits worked wonderfully.
    – amphibient
    Oct 15, 2013 at 20:57

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