Vinyl Flooring


I just made my first foray into laying vinyl flooring and wasn't successfull getting a seam to line up. This a patch job of a 2' x 3' section where rotted floor boards were replaced, and the gap is maybe 1/16" in places. My mistake was probably cutting a hole for the dryer vent pipe after cutting the seam which caused the seam to be slightly off. Fortunately, this is in the laundry room and mostly will be covered by a sink and washing machine. But the seam in question will be somewhat exposed. Is there anything I can fill into the gap? Am I right that the seam sealer won't do any good where the vinyl isn't touching together? Do I really need to worry about this?
Kevin
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"pakdog" wrote

Hi Kevin! Good place to practice on!
I'm interested in the answers from others but incase there arent any ideas, I'd look at colored acrylic 'caulk' that matches the vinyl as close as you can. Be sure it's tightly laid to the flooring all along the edges then fill the gap, smoothing with the back of a spoon and wiping with a damp towel as you go. Let dry completely before anyone steps on it. If the flooring and caulk are dark, it should work well enough for a laundry room?
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On Tue, 5 Aug 2008 11:37:46 -0400

Thanks, I'll give that a shot.
Kevin
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well you could justr add a another layer of tile, it should stick well since its brand new.
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Let me know how it goes ok? I didnt see any other replies along that line.

Grin, slight mis-read this time I think? I do that all the time too. It's a vinyl floor with a small (I think he said it was like 1/16th to 1/8 inch) gap where the seams meet. It was his first time laying it so he selected the laundry room for practice. Excellent trial area! A minor 'goober' won't be a problem in a laundry room.
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