Removing Rug Stains from Bathrooms

by Lee Wyatt
(last updated August 14, 2017)

There is one stain that can be found in almost any bathroom, and most people don't even know it. Believe it or not, the source of these stains is something that is supposed to help protect bathroom floors from stains and other discoloration: the bathroom rug. These yellowish discolorations and stains are typically caused by age, moisture, or both.

While the best way to keep your bathroom clean is to prevent any stains from forming, there come times when that simply isn't possible. While each of these methods will in fact work, some of them are going to require a little more elbow grease than others.

  • Baking soda. Create a paste from baking soda and water and put the paste onto the stain. Allow the baking soda paste to sit on the stain overnight. When the morning comes, all you need to do is scrub the paste and stain away. Repeat as necessary until the stain has been removed.
  • Bleach. Bleach is an extremely strong cleaner and stain remover. Because it is such a strong agent, you will want to start with a weak solution before going to anything stronger. Make your solution from one part bleach to four parts water, and put it into a spray bottle. Spray it onto the stain, and then scrub the stain away using a very mild abrasive scrubbing pad or sponge. Continue scrubbing until the stain has been removed.
  • Hydrogen peroxide. Create a cleaning solution of one part hydrogen peroxide to two parts water. Pour this cleaning solution into a spray bottle, then spray it onto the stain itself. Using a soft sponge or scrubbing sponge, work away at the stain until it is gone.
  • Magic eraser. There are virtually no stains that can't be removed using this method. Quickly becoming one of the new general purpose cleaners available, Mr. Clean's Magic Eraser, or store brand equivalent, is a great item to use in such a situation as this. Simply dampen one part of the eraser and scrub away at the stain until it is gone.
  • Replace. Finally, there is one option left that you could try using. Simply replacing the linoleum, wood flooring, or tile that is in your bathroom will also remove any stain that has been built up on the flooring. While this is definitely the most expensive option, it will ensure that you have removed the stain and provide you with a clean slate to work with in the future.

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