REPAIRING VINYL AND LINOLEUM FLOORING

To repair a worn or damaged area of linoleum or vinyl sheet flooring-patch a new piece into the old. Lay a square of the replacement material over the damaged area. Allow for a generous overlap and make sure that any pattern is matched exactly.

Tape the square to the floor covering and. Using a trimming-knife and a straight-edge, cut through both the patch and the floor covering. Remove the cut pieces and scrape away any old adhesive from the floor.

Check that the patch fits the space, trimming it with the knife or giasspapering the edges, if necessary. Then apply adhesive to the underside of the patch and. To help the patch adhere, weight it down while the glue is drying.

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