vinyl floor water damage

I had some water damage and my vinyl floor lifted in a small area. there are 2 layers benieth that need to be cut out and built back up (ideas on this would be helpfull). the seem where the floor lifted seems to have seperated (shrank?) is there anyway to bring it together or make it less noticible.
getting a new floor is an option but my wife seems to like our existing floor more than any new ones she can find.
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Gosh, you could try to glue it back down but I don't think it will work well. You could cut out the failed material and put in a patch. That' your best repair option.
As far as the layers underneath. If they have not failed then you can leave them. If they have failed as well then you could cut them out as well. You can build up the thickness with different layers of plywood. You should be able to work out a combination of thicknesses to achieve the desired total.
Best idea of all. Skip the repairs and ignore the problem until you can manage to replace the floor. It is bad enough situation to have multiple layers of flooring. Trying to repair it is even worse.
You can either tear it up or cover it over depending on your exact situation. If you cover over with more vinyl then don't make the mistake of glueing it down to the existing material. Instead install 1/4" plywood first. This gives you a good surface to glue to and make the install more easily reversible.
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its not that I cant. really my wife simply likes our floor better than existing patterns which all look like fake tile
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No one is buying vinyl floors these days. That is why you can't find a nice pattern. The market has switched to laminate flooring.

its not that I cant. really my wife simply likes our floor better than existing patterns which all look like fake tile
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No one is buying vinyl floors these days. That is why you can't find a nice pattern. The market has switched to laminate flooring.

problem is my wife likes our floor pattern and is not big on tile. Laminates like vinyl seem to all be tile or wood lookalikes. I dont want tile and have enouph wood
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Believe it or not there are now vinyl planks that can look like vinyl, like wood or like anthing else for that matter. It is installed exactly the same way as laminate flooring and can be floated over the existing floor. They actually call it vinyl plank. It is still pretty new and probably hard to find but here is an example. Link:
http://www.blair.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?pcats 817,100378,100389&categoryId0389&catalogId001&storeId001&productId3837&langId=-1&cm_mmc=Performics-_-Nextag-_-NULL-_-DDI%20Link
You can do your own search at Blair.com if that link don't work for you.
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Congloneum has an interesting laminate with vinyl surface too for people that want very high end vinyl.
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http://www.blair.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?pcats 817,100378,100389&categoryId0389&catalogId001&storeId001&productId3837&langId=-1&cm_mmc=Performics-_-Nextag-_-NULL-_-DDI%20Link
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