Vinyl flooring is a popular option for family homes can commercial spaces. It’s easy to clean and can withstand high traffic and damage from impacts. But while it may be known for its durability, many people know all too well the plight of a cut in their vinyl. Especially for softer, low-quality vinyl flooring, cuts and tears can occur from furniture, high-heel shoes, and pet claws.
So what happens when you get a cut or tear in vinyl flooring? Time for a patch job! Here’s everything you need to know for that vinyl floor repair:
Buy Extra Flooring
To ensure your flooring will all match and look consistent, buy an extra square foot of vinyl flooring when you make your initial purchase. Or ask the flooring installers to leave large scraps behind. If the flooring was installed by a previous owner, have a consultation with your local flooring warehouse to see how closely they can match your product.
Tears and cuts on vinyl flooring are pretty common. Luckily, for a quick patch you can usually fix it yourself as a temporary solution until the pros can get to it for full repair.
What you’ll need:
- Scrap Vinyl
- Utility Knife
- Floor Adhesive
- Putty Knife
- Seam Sealer
- Cut scrap vinyl into a square or rectangle area large enough to cover tear
- Cut same size area out of damaged flooring, cutting along seams in floor pattern
- Apply floor adhesive to bare, cleaned floor area with putty knife
- Place the vinyl patch over the area, ensuring no air bubbles
- Apply seam sealer so flooring blends naturally
Tips and Guides
There are a few different ways to repair the flooring. If you need a more long-term patch solution, check out these other resources and tips:
Call the Professionals
If you aren’t as handy around the house, if you don’t have the time or tools, or if you just want the floor to be professionally repaired for reliability, call the professionals. They will asses the damage and guarantee a quick and efficient repair.