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Resolved: 3 Most Common Issues with Vinyl Flooring

by Sarah B. Marketing Writer | Thinker | Environmentalist

Vinyl is a popular flooring material. It is soft, durable, easy to install, easy to maintain, stain resistant, and completely waterproof. But then, there is a maxim that says: everything has two sides – one that is good and the other that is awfully bad.

In this article, we talk about some of the most common issues that vinyl tile floors get and share a few tips to help you resolve those issues by yourself. Check out the following sections –

Scratches –

Vinyl is a scratch resistant material. However, activities and abuses like – pulling furniture or appliances on the floor or walking while there is dust on the floor – can give your vinyl tile floor several and severe scratches.

This is how you should remove scratches on your vinyl flooring –

  • Clean the floor with vacuum.
  • Wipe or wash it well.
  • Fill a sealant suitable for your vinyl tile material into the scratch.
  • Let it dry.
  • Now, sand the sealant until the surface levels and smoothens.

Open Gaps –

Vinyl tiles are available in wood- and stone-effects. When installed correctly, they look like wood or stone tile flooring. But when there are open wide gaps between vinyl tiles, they fail to get the look they have been designed for. Sometimes, there are gaps because of an issue with the subfloor.

Here are a few ways to fix open gaps caused by movement of subfloor or joist –

  • Remove baseboards to identity the joint that has moved.
  • Use a hammer to close the gap between joist, and this will remove the gap between vinyl tiles on your floor.

Bubbling –

Another common issue with vinyl tiles! Bubbles make your luxury vinyl floor look ordinary and inexpensive. Here is the best way to fix the bubbles –

  • Cut the bubbles with a sharp knife. Use gentle hand motions, making sure that you do not cut a large or unaffected area on your flooring.
  • Now, press the bubbles to remove all their air.
  • You have to use a good quality vinyl adhesive to block the cut.
  • Let the adhesive dry.

Place a thick towel over the area, and run a cloth iron over it.

There you have it. This is how you fix some of the common issues with your expensive vinyl tile flooring.



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