Vinyl floor repair

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plott hound
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Vinyl floor repair

Post by plott hound » Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:52 pm

So our new puppy has decided thats its great fun to rip a chunk out of the linoleum in the kitchen.the good news is that we have the left over peices.the bad news is that the peices are old and stiff.is there a way to make the old linoleum soft and pliable so i can make a patch?
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A. Spruce
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Re: Vinyl floor repair

Post by A. Spruce » Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:33 pm

Depends on how old and brittle it is. You might be able to leave it in the sun to soften and put weights on it to flatten it out. Alternatively, you can bind it flat and leave it in a warm place in the house, the warmer the better to get it to relax and take the new shape of being flat. You actually want to put a little reverse curl into it. If you've got a large piece of it, warm it up, roll it out and then roll it up in the opposite direction, meaning if the face is rolled to the inside, roll it to the outside. Start with a larger diameter roll and make it smaller as the material warms and rests over a few days.

If the vinyl is a common pattern you might still be able to purchase a new piece. Find a flooring retailer that sells remnants and look through what they have. Worst case scenario is you buy a piece off a new roll if it's still a stock item.
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plott hound
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Re: Vinyl floor repair

Post by plott hound » Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:08 am

thanks for the reply it is very brittle and it does not look like I can use it.will try to buy a pce to make a patch,if not the floor will get replaced when the dog quits chewing.cheers

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