Faye has a damaged vinyl floor that looks nasty but it turns out to be easy to
If you’re lucky you’ll have a spare piece in the shed or in the kitchen.
If you don’t that’s OK, here’s a great tip. Have a look under a unit like a
fridge or a cabinet or a cupboard, because under there will be a nice fresh
piece that you can cut out to replace the damaged section, and nobody will even
First step: remove the old piece.
Faye used a steel square and a utility knife to carefully cut around the ‘tile’
pattern on the vinyl. She lifted the damaged section out, using a scraper to
work through the glue. She was careful to work away from herself and to avoid
damage to the surrounding vinyl.
Faye took the damaged vinyl and laid it on the replacement section to use as a
template. This way she could cut a replacement ‘tile’ that’s an exact fit. She
used tape to hold the template in place, cut around it carefully with a utility
knife, and remove it as before.
Faye scraped the remaining glue from the floor and the back of the replacement
vinyl piece. She then spread Selley’s Kwik Grip onto all of the surfaces using a
notched glue spreader. Once the glue was touch dry on all surfaces (about 20
minutes) she carefully aligned the replacement patch, laid it into place and
knocked it down using a block of wood.
And there you have it. A quick repair that will last.