I get regular requests for information on removing bitumen from wood flooring so I thought it would do no harm to go through the process again.

I had this problem myself when my wife and I took up the carpet in our hall. Lifting the carpet revealed a wonderful parquet floor made from oak. As the carpet had been down for a number of years, the parquet was very dirty with many black marks from the bitumen used to stick the “tiles” down. It needed several sweeepings to get up all the dust, etc, from the floor which then required cleaning and polishing.  To do this I used Scotchbrite (a non-scratch scourer) soaked in Heritage Woodcare and scrubbed the floor. I was very pleased with the result as the  floor came up beautiful with the added bonus of all the black marks being removed. All that is required now is regular polishing using a mop soaked in Heritage Woodcare

Heritage Woodcare can be bought online, visit http://www.heritagewoodcare.co.uk/products-page/