- Feb 9, 2011
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Ammonia and hot water are awesome cleaners. I just recently updated my kitchen (grandmother's house.....40 years since it was done.....scary). We pulled up the glued down foam back carpeting which was actually pulling up the carpet and leaving the foam behind. We used an big ice scraper (like you would use on the driveway) to scrape up most of the foam...and lots of areas of mystery spills..... There was basically all the glue left behind. I mopped small sections of the floor with hot, hot water with a good amount of ammonia dumped in. Let it set about 5 minutes and we were able to scrape the glue gunk right off. Once we were done, I mopped once more to get any residual glue. The original linoleum looked so good I almost regretted having bought the new flooring...I could have just waxed it and used it for another 40 years!