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Repairing Vinyl Flooring

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Vinyl flooring is easy to install and very durable. It can be difficult to repair if damaged though. This is a page about repairing vinyl flooring.


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September 2, 2006

I have a small tear on my vinyl floor in the kitchen. Any ideas on how I can repair it?

Onesummer from GA


September 2, 20060 found this helpful

About all you can do is clue the piece back down and lay some books on it for about a day.

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September 3, 20060 found this helpful

Autumn is likely correct, at least as far as I know...

I've had tears in mine & I've glued it back down.

Keep in mind though, that if either surface is SMOOTH you'll want to run sand paper over it a few times so that the glue can hold better.

And be sure to weight it down for a day or two so that it'll hold.

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September 3, 20060 found this helpful

Here's a URL with EXACT INSTRUCTIONS for repairing or replacing VINYL TILE or patching a Vinyl floor:


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February 11, 20160 found this helpful

I use clear caulking, spread evenly and smooth out, then put a piece of plastic wrap on it, and a very heavy object like an old cast iron iron or pot until it dries. Works well, can't see the caulking because it is clear it lets the original color show through.

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January 31, 2007

I dropped a frozen roast on my vinyl flooring and it left a big dent in it. Does anyone know how to repair this or make it less noticeable? (And here I was worried about the kids wrecking it!)

Kendy from Milwaukee, WI


By Sharon (Guest Post)
February 3, 20070 found this helpful

Perhaps a hairdryer would help to soften the vinyl dent...allowing the dent to pop back up?!

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By Barbie (Guest Post)
February 15, 20070 found this helpful

I read somewhere you can place a damp towel over a dent and then use an iron to soften it and it lessens the careful not to melt the floor....

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October 23, 2015

How do I coverup ripped vinyl flooring around the base of my toilet, that was damaged when replacing caulking around the base? I don't have money to buy more flooring.


Is there a way to cover it up with an adhesive tape or anything like that? I hope to hear from you ASAP. Thanks.


October 31, 20150 found this helpful

You might want to seal it with calking or use double sided tape to hold it down. I think I would get a mat to cover up the damage after I had sealed it so that dirt, moisture, etc. didn't get under the flooring. That would be the least expensive option, I think.

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June 3, 2010

I have "timber look" vinyl tiles on my floor and they scratch very easily. Can anyone suggest how these scratches could be removed?

By Kit Miller from Sydney, Australia

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April 7, 2009

Last night the bathroom tub overflowed. This morning a 3 sq ft area of vinyl floor is warped. What can I do?

By John Peachey from Noblesville, IN

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January 6, 2009

I have a sheet vinyl floor that has a cut in it. How do I fix it? It is slightly pulled apart at the center.

Kathye from Covington, GA

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March 30, 2008

I have got some burn stains on the vinyl floor in my kitchen. Kindly advice me how I can get rid of it. Thanks in advance.

Doll USA from Boise, ID

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