imprint from waffle rug pads on hardwood floors
I KNOW BETTER than to use these rubbery waffle-weave rugs pads. But they are everywhere-so easy to grab at Homegoods, etc. and they're effective!
BUT they leave an imprint. It doesn't matter all that much if you will always, always, have a rug covering a particular area. I just removed a large seagrass rug that had rubberized backing and it left a very noticeable pattern on my hardwood floors. It isn't a residue--it has either "worn" the finish off in a basketweave pattern, or has a chemical reaction with the finish. Another area has the same issue, but from a pad, not backing.
This must be a common problem--I have seen it before in a previous home with hardwood floors. (I know, then WHY do I keep using them??) Has anyone had any luck removing these marks without professional buffing?
Thanks for any advice.