Several years ago, I had woodtone vinyl flooring installed by Lowe's.
A couple of months later, all the seams were opening up. They came
back, injected mastic under the seams, and rolled them flat. They were
barely out of the drive way when they opened again. Again they came
back, same routine. This time the fix lasted for several more months,
but one seam started to open again.
I now have a seam that is 6'8" long that is open and curling up. I'm
not terribly concerned with cosmetics, I just don't want the edges to
start fraying and end up with a bald spot. I thought about a metal
mending strip, but they only come in 6' lengths and I didn't want to
have to buy two pieces and discard 5'4" of one. Also, I couldn't find
any in woodtone.
I saw an ad for some non-skid tape: sticky on one side, textured
non-slip finish on the other. Since it's intended for walking on, I
figure it must be pretty tough and have thought about using it to
cover that open seam. Like I said, I don't care much about the
cosmetics, but if there were something similar in a woodtone, I would
go for that.
Any suggestions? Alternative ideas?