Just like all other floor types, vinyl flooring can be subjected to wear and tear, ranging from teeny tiny scrapes to major cuts and tears.
One of our top choices for pet-friendly flooring, vinyl is generally resistant to scuffs and scrapes made by mucky pups with overzealous paws - nevertheless, it’s certainly not invincible.
Damage caused by water can cause the material to bubble up in different sections and major rips and tears can render the sealants and adhesives ineffective, causing the vinyl tiles to curl up and no longer stick to the floor.
When these things happen, you’ll likely find yourself wondering whether vinyl can be repaired. The good news is that it’s definitely possible, though seeking the aid of a professional can be time-consuming and costly. For that reason, we’ve compiled together a step by step guide to give you the necessary tools and information for carrying out big and small vinyl flooring repairs at home.
We’ll start by guiding you through the repairs of minor damages to your vinyl flooring.
You’ll need: hoover/broom/mop, seam sealer/vinyl seam sealant
Water damage is the usual culprit for bubbles appearing in vinyl flooring, however it is easily rectified.
You’ll need: utility knife, vinyl floor adhesive, plastic putty knife, clean rag, rolling pin
The process becomes slightly trickier when dealing with major damages to flooring, but it is still feasible for you to fix them at home using some basic tools and equipment. You’ll need: utility knife, putty knife, replacement vinyl tile, vinyl flooring adhesive, vinyl seam sealant, rolling pin
If you find yourself struggling with the fiddly process of vinyl flooring repair, we recommend seeking advice from a Carpetright floor specialist. After that, our vinyl flooring care guide is chockful of cleaning and maintenance advice to help you keep your floor spick and span.