Gap in vinyl flooring

Is there any decorative or nice looking slender piece of something to fix a gap in vinyl flooring in our bathroom? The handy man tried his hardest and he had to use left overs from the original installation but we have about a 1/4 (max!)inch gap between 2 pieces of our light colored vinyl flooring in the bathroom. Or...should we, bite the bullet, and just have it all removed and put in floor tile. We do live in the sub-tropics so temperature is not a consideration. I know the guy felt bad. We just had a pretty new shower put in, tiled, and a new vanity so maybe that's why we want it to look more perfect.
Thank you very much in advance. You all are awesome! If any one knows, you all do.
with aloha from a rainy day near the rainforest in Hawaii, Thunders smithfarms.com Farmers of 100% Kona Coffee & other Great Stuff
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I think you are probably out of luck.
Is the floor individual vinyl tiles or is it sheet goods?
If tiles, no suggestion beyond caulk or rip out and replace.
If sheet - Is there a pattern? If so, and if your adventuresome, you could do the following....
Get a piece of scrap larger than the area to be fixed. For example if your floor has simulated 6" tiles and your gap is along a simulated grout line, cut you piece 20" wide, in the middle of the tiles. What, essentially, you will be doing is making TWO seams out of one. Lay this wide piece over the gap, line up the pattern, and tape it securely with tape. This piece MUST be secure and not move. You will then take a very sharp utility knife and cut through BOTH the new piece and the old floor at the same time, make sure you keep blade perpendicular to floor, you do not need cut a perfectly straight line. Make your cut along a simulated grout line or some other part of the pattern. Once the cuts are made you then can lift up the section of the old floor and replace it with the new piece you just made. It should line up perfectly since it was cut at the same time.
Here are a few articles that probably explain this better than what I just did, second link has pictures....
http://www.ehow.com/how_2419_patch-vinyl-floor.html http://www.hgtv.com/hgtv/rm_floors_laminate_vinyl/article/0,1797,HGTV_3711_1394601,00.html
If there isn't a pattern the above may look better than a gap but it may look like two seams instead of one. Maybe two good seams are better than one ugly one. Your call.
-B

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Hey Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I think I will try that. I am going away for a couple of days but will try to do as you suggested next week. It is vinyl sheets , by the way.
Thank you so much. Yes we may be out of luck but maybe attempt this and see what happens.
with aloha, Thunder smithfarms.com Farmers of 100% Kona Coffee & other Great Stuff
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If it works out for ya how 'bout a sample of your coffee? How did your dog get its name Pennsylvania? (I checked out your site)
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Sorry we do not give out samples. It is just my husband and me, really, and we hope we have enough coffee to send to our appreciated long time customers, this year. We are the farmers and the crop was yummy but low in volume this year.
My cat Pennsylvania was named that because we got her right after coming back from a coffee show in guess where...Pennsylvania. She looks like a Japanese "Good Luck" cat- multi colored and sweet, and I wanted her to have a nice respectful name.
BTW I think I am just going to rip up the crummy looking vinyl and have tiles put in. Thanks for your advice.
with aloha, Thunder (he is the dog) smithfarms.com Farmers of 100% Kona Coffee & other Great Stuff
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