Your vinyl floor got a number of small scratches, cuts, burns or worn out areas of significant size. You can repair all the damage by following the simple steps outlined below.

How to Aproach a Vinyl Floor Repair

  • fuse small scratches and cuts with liquid seam sealer
  • patch larger damaged areas
  • if vinyl is worned out and full of damaged areas, replace the entire vinyl covering

Tools and Materials

Heat Gun Kit

J-Roller

Carpenter’s Square

Putty Knife

Vinyl Sealer

Floor Scraper

Utility Knife

Streight edge

Notched Trowel

Mineral Spirits

Vinyl Adhesive

Wax Paper

Marker

Masking Tape

Steps to Patching Vinyl Floors

  • dry lay a scrap vinyl on to of the damaged area and match the patterns
  • loosely mark on the scrap vinyl an area somehow larger than the damaged area
  • place the scrap vinyl on top of a scrap plywood
  • loosely cut the vinyl following the marks – use an utility knife and a carpernter’s square or a streightedge
  • place the new vinyl on top of the damaged area – make sure to align the patterns
  • tape the new vinyl with duct tape
  • cut through the new vinyl and old vinyl – use an utility knife and a carpernter’s square or a streightedge
  • remove the new vinyl patch
  • heat the damaged area with a heat gun and carefully remove the old vinyl with a putty knife
  • scape all the adhesive with the utility knife
  • clean the subfloor with mineral spirits to remove all the adhesive leftover
  • scrape clean the subfloor using a floor scraper
  • apply adhesive onto the back of the vinyl patch – use a 1/4″ v-notch trowel
  • place the patch in place staring from one edge
  • roll a j-roller over to create a strong bond
  • wipe out any exccess adhesive with a damp cloth
  • let the adhesive dry for 24 hours
  • clean the seam area with lacquer thinner
  • apply seam sealer onto the cutlines

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