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Carpet/rug backing has left rubber residue on top of the floor - sealed or unsealed.
(For the same issue on stone top patio furniture (that is a gummy residue from the inside coating of a fabric cover) - see below.
This can happen when a non-skid pad (rubber or latex) is used under a carpet, or it is from the carpet's rubber backing. Note that this is caused by the rubber itself and not from a surfacing finish. Sealed or unsealed, time and temperature can cause the rubber to stick to almost anything including a glazed ceramic tile, slate, unglazed tile. Putting a sealer, or an additional sealer or coating (Aldon Lifeguard) of any kind on top of the flooring will not do any good because the rubber backing will stick to that also. However,
will provide a surface that is easier to patch remove and repair than a sealer.
To clean a surface that has no sealer on it - Test lacquer thinner
To clean a surface that has sealer on it:
Stone Top Patio Tables:
If a patio table (stone or glass) is covered for an extended period of time with a fabric cover that has a rubberized (latex, etc.) coating on the inside, heat / pressure / time can leave a gummy residue on the table top.
A better type of cover is the kind with a "fuzzy" fabric interior. These should be easily available.