If you are in the Westchester county area, odds are you have a vinyl flooring at least somewhere in your home. Vinyl floors are quite famous, not just recently, but from the last few decades. Vinyl flooring is popular because it’s affordable, resilient, and durable. And the best thing about this type of flooring is that before you even get bored with the pattern of the vinyl floors, it either wears out or goes out of fashion. So there is a lot of room for you to make changes or increments to your flooring. Vinyl flooring is durable as aforementioned, but it’s not indestructible. For example, if you are sliding chairs or tables on the vinyl floors, it can rip apart. And if you drop something sharp or pointy on it, the material can gouge too. And you can’t forget the notorious high heels that can easily puncture even the toughest flooring. Fortunately, it’s quite easy to update the look of your vinyl flooring. In this read, we will cover the repairing of two different types of vinyl floors, and they are vinyl tiles and sheet vinyl.
The first thing, of course, is assessing the damage, because this is what determines the kind of repairs you would require. For vinyl tiles, the simplest and the easiest solution is to replace the vinyl tiles that are marred. For sheet vinyl, to eliminate the damage, you can either patch a new material and fuse the surface. Small patches and cuts can be easily and permanently fused with a liquid seam sealer. So how can you do it?
Using a liquid seam sealer for sheet vinyl
Clean the surface that require the repair with lacquer thinner. You can use a cloth for this purpose. It’s very necessary that the floor is clean, so that when you apply the sealer, there aren’t any dust particles left. Use a thin layer of sealer and let it to dry. This method is very effective and you wouldn’t be able to recognise where the repair was done.
Replacing the damaged area
For burns or tears, you will be required to cut and replace the damaged area and glue in a new patch. This will require you to have an identical flooring patch. So make sure you have found one for yourself. Replacing a patch requires a special technique called double cutting. If you aren’t able to do it yourself, then you can make use of the installers from where you will get a new patch. If you haven’t been able to find a piece of your vinyl flooring, you can also make use of a patch from under the closet or maybe the refrigerator. Double cutting technique requires you to tape the replacement patch over the damaged portion. Aligning of the pattern is very important. You can use a straightedge rule to do this.
If the damage is too much, it’s best for you to replace your vinyl floors. It’s not that cheap, especially if you have a good vinyl flooring dealer.