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Kitchen Floor Stains From Glue – How to Avoid?

The vinyl flooring in my kitchen has yellow stains around the perimeter and near the floor vents.  I suspect the stains are from glue used to install it.  I'll be installing new laminate flooring soon.  How do I make sure this doesn't happen again?

The Money Pit Answer

Like you guessed, those stains are most likely a chemical reaction to the adhesive underneath.  If you're replacing that vinyl with laminate you have nothing to worry about: Not only is that condition not known to occur on laminate floors, but laminate floats - it's not attached using glue. You do want to make sure you remove the old adhesive before laying the new laminate, though.  Good luck!