How to clean the tiles in the bath from rubber that sticks to them from the bathroom mat (WebChefOfAllTrades)
Kraina, who lives in Queensland, Australia, was left terrified after discovering a group of worms on her bathroom floor. She lifted her bathroom mat to wash the floor and came across long, creepy-looking figures.She immediately thought she had encountered a worm attack - but when she looked closely she calmed down a bit. At least until she realized how great the damage was.
Local media reported that she quickly realized that these were not real worms and in fact her bathroom mat had melted on the floor, leaving behind rubber wires reminiscent of worms. She tried to wash the area and found that these "worms" refused to come down. She turned to a Facebook group that deals with cleaning, among other things, and asked the group members to help her get rid of this very unpleasant sight. She shared a photo of the gruesome part and asked: 'How would you handle this? It's from a bathroom mat melting on the floor, what can I use to take it off?"
This is what she found under the carpet in the bath (Photo: screenshot, Facebook)
Kraina panicked when she found out she couldn't just scrub the leftovers and make them disappear. In the comments there were some who recoiled from the photo: "I thought they were worms - I had a heart attack for a moment," wrote one in the group, while another added: "Has anyone else lost it and thought they were worms of some kind?!"
There were, of course, more settled commenters who suggested several possible solutions: "Use a glue remover," one wrote, while another added: "Boiling water from the kettle should help." Another wrote: "If it's porcelain tiles, take some acetone from a car product store (don't use nail polish remover), pour over, leave it that way for five minutes and then rub the area with a rag." Another user suggested: "Pour some paint thinner and scrape it off with a plastic paint squirt," while another wrote: "Eucalyptus oil worked well for me last time this happened to me."
However, one user warned against any do-it-yourself solutions. "I had it on my tiled floor and the only thing that worked for me and didn't do any harm was a steam floor cleaner with a brush - be very careful if you use other products. You may scratch or damage the color of the tiles."
Some netizens were left stunned that such an occurrence was even a possibility. "Damn, I've never seen anything like this," one wrote, while another added: "What a nightmare, I had no idea something like this could happen." Another viewer wrote: "Well, I've added this to a list of things I never thought I'd have to worry about - but it turns out I really should."
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Here's how to remove stains of melting bathroom mats from floors
Here's how to remove stains of melting bathroom mats from floors (Photo: screenshot, Facebook)
So how should melted rubber carpets be cleaned from tiled floors?
These are all the methods recommended:Steam mop:
Heat the area with the mop and blow away the rubber.
Adhesive remover: Apply directly to cloth and pat tile - and rinse or wipe area with soapy water. Repeat if necessary.
Boiling water:Pour a little water directly from the kettle on the spot and wait for it to absorb in. Rub with a soft sponge.
Acetone: Pour directly over the problem area and let it sit for five minutes before rubbing the area with a rag.
Color thinner:Pour part directly over tiles and leave to soak as directed by product. Use a plastic scrub to scrape off the residue.
Eucalyptus oil:Soak a cloth in the oil and rub in circular motions.
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