I'm hoping not too OT - advice on floor/patch adhesives?


I've got a tear in lino caused by constant tyre pressure from my wheelchair hitting the same spot on the floor as I turn a corner, it's basically torn under pressure on an area about 2 inches square, where the tyre permanently touches the floor. I tried to repair it with a patch of the same plastic flooring, it's a truer description than lino ... very flexible 3mm thick stuff from B&Q.
I used spray adhesive to fix down, over the existing 'lino' and now find it wasn't a great idea, The patch moves and 'ruffles' due to the previously mentioned wheelchair use and won't stay down. Before I go and buy pots and pots of superglue or suchlike, can anyone recommend an adhesive that'll firmly stick the patch and the 'lino' together and ensure a tight fit?
TIA ... I'll happily donate a similar sum of money to my charity (spina bifida assoc), than the remedy costs, as a sort of thanks for assistance.
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I would try and bond it to the floor using 2-Part Epoxy - screw fix (16448). This will provide a rigid fix between the two surfaces. Get it right first time, because when it starts to go off it goes off very quickly and bear in mind if you want to remove this at any time it will be difficult. If this does not work I guess your material you are trying to fix is to flexible or the mating surface is unsuitable.
Regards G
message I've got a tear in lino caused by constant tyre pressure from my wheelchair hitting the same spot on the floor as I turn a corner, it's basically torn under pressure on an area about 2 inches square, where the tyre permanently touches the floor. I tried to repair it with a patch of the same plastic flooring, it's a truer description than lino ... very flexible 3mm thick stuff from B&Q.
I used spray adhesive to fix down, over the existing 'lino' and now find it wasn't a great idea, The patch moves and 'ruffles' due to the previously mentioned wheelchair use and won't stay down. Before I go and buy pots and pots of superglue or suchlike, can anyone recommend an adhesive that'll firmly stick the patch and the 'lino' together and ensure a tight fit?
TIA ... I'll happily donate a similar sum of money to my charity (spina bifida assoc), than the remedy costs, as a sort of thanks for assistance.
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G Cadman advised me thus, regarding patching a hole in plastic flooring ........... "I would try and bond it to the floor using 2-Part Epoxy - screw fix (16448). This will provide a rigid fix between the two surfaces."
Thanks for the advice. I've just received the latest Screwfix catalogue, now I have an incling what I'll need I'll go and order.
Your advice is appreciated John -- The reply email is fictitious, (purely a spam trap), If I require a personal reply, I'll add an mailto: (or you can use properties?), thanks
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vinyl flooring is very flexible, causing a problem. I'd be inclined to use contact adhesive which is applied to both surfaces to be fixed, allowed to dry and then the two are brought together forming the bond which is v strong and flexible. Evostik is the branded name for this stuff, available in tins and IIRC as a spray too from screwfix or just about any corner hardware store.
As it's a high wear area I'd think about cutting out a slightly larger area around the damage (a 6" by a foot?) and securely gluing that to the floor then overlaying a second much larger layer (also glued) to spread the load.
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Just thought through to another couple of things:
The floor covering may also be wearing from below by movement over the floor (boards) as you ride over it, to remedy this consider pulling back the covering and gluing that area to the floor for an area of 3 sq ft or so. The reduced movement may reduce the wear.
Vinyl flooring can be a bit waxy/greasy on top, give it a good scrub with a neutral solvent before gluing, isopropyl alcohol, meths or even vodka will do the job but avoid oily solvents like white spirit (turps substitute).
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I did something fairly similar in my repair today, affixed a larger patch to the underside of a half carpet tile with 2 inch central strip. pulled the laminate back (It wasn't glued as requested, when laid), to the tear and inserted the patch through existing tear and glued to surrouding existing material. I wanted to ensure the central bond was good before laying, hence slight elaborate methods.
So, my repair is about 6 inches square and 2 inches overlap at the stress points. The original tear had reached about 4 inches in length
I'd like to thank all who took time to help. Given the great advice on glues/adhesives and repairs over the weekend, a 10 cheque has been sent to a local Spina Bifida Group in thanks for all for your advice and help, you're collectively mentioned in despatches.
Kind regards John
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John previously mentioned to the group ....
"I've got a tear in lino caused by constant tyre pressure from my wheelchair hitting the same spot on the floor as I turn a corner, it's basically torn under pressure on an area about 2 inches square, where the tyre permanently touches the floor. I tried to repair it with a patch of the same plastic flooring, it's a truer description than lino ... very flexible 3mm thick stuff from B&Q." ---------------------------------------------------- Happy to report that following advice from gary and Fred, I now seem to have a 'solid' fix and all seems well tonight, having done work @ lunchtime and allowed a long(ish) cure period, having used adhesive with a 90 second cure time.
A donation has been made to a local charity and the group collectively named in despatches. I forsee more problems and question the usefulness of the original product, but, my repair looks great and is hardly noticeable.
Thanks a million! John
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