I recently had a sheet vinyl floor laid in my kitchen. I don't recall
the make, but it is a well known company, I think Armstrong. The
installation method uses double sided tape, rather than glue. Anyway,
there is a "bubble" in one area where the refrigerator creased the
flooring material slightly when it was pushed into place. I'm wondering
if I can inject some kind of adhesive under the flooring, than weight it
down for a period to eliminate or reduce the bubble. One flooring guy
suggested "super glue", but my understanding/experience of this type of
adhesive is it's pretty useless in any situation involving voids. Any
Go to the drugstore and buy a syringe. Fill the syringe with vinyl
floor adhesive (you need a large syringe for this) and inject it
into the bubble. Then pull back on the plunger and suck out the
air. The vacuum will suck the bubble down tight to the floor.
NOTE: This works on fully adhered vinyl floors. I haven't tried
this with the type of tape you are talking about.
Thanks for the replies, the floor is beginning to flatten. To help it
along, I took a large flat bottomed steel pan & filled with water at
about 180 degrees ( < boiling temp) and placed it on the spot. The
combination of the heat and the weight flattened it considerably. I may
try another such application later.
John Willis wrote:
How long has this bubble been there? If it's only a few days, let it
sit for a while. It'll probably relax into place on its own.
If not, you can sometimes fix this by shifting the fridge back and forth
a bit to take out any twist or buckle.
If you had a flooring installer do the floor, they'd probably fix it for
free. Chances are they just have to shift the fridge around a bit.
Chris Lewis, Una confibula non set est
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