ok...i just realized that our kitchen has wooden floors underneath the ugly and cracked vinyl floor tiles that were put in place god knows how long ago. my plan is to take them up, sand and clean the floor a bit and then paint them and put some polyurethane over it all. its going ok, im getting the tiles up but its leaving black adhesive in its place..how do i get it up?? its black, sticky and it doesnt seem to be coming up at all. http://materialgirlsblog.com/newyork/files/2010/05/blue-painted-floor.jpg this is kind of how i want it to look, except a really dark blue.