We have the classic problem in the kitchen area.
Curling tile square edges/corners...
Not sure what to do -
The corners are starting to curl up after 20yrs :)
Now the chair legs are catching the corners and breaking them off.
Was thinking of trying this......
slight lift the curling area, blow air into area to clear dust,
then try a little super glue around the area....
lastly... using a hair dryer or clothes iron - heat the area -
and apply pressure - like a 20lb bag of salt from the garage...
"If everything seems to be going well,
Super glue doesn't work on flexible stuff. Go to a flooring store (not
the big-box) and ask. They will likely tell you the same thing as we
have on here- there is no realistic hope of a lasting repair. The
existing adhesive failed, and whatever you squirt in there is going to
be trying to stick to failed adhesive. Depending on the original
adhesive used, gentle use of a heat gun and a long thin putty knife may
allow you to pry up the entire tile, so you can scrape away the old
adhesive, and have some slim hope of regluing the tile.
But personally- I'd put it in the 'life is too short' category, and
start planning on a floor replacement. If budget is too tight for that
right now, scrape up a square under the kitchen table, and replace with
a contrasting color and pattern, maybe even the self-stick tiles. (I
assume a pattern match is out of the question.) Self-stick will only
last a few years, but it may get you by until you can do a proper
replacement. Some of the self-sticks, you can lay out so it looks like a
painted-on area rug. Easier yet- break off the loose corners, smooth
over the potholes with seam leveling compound, and put an area rug under
the kitchen table. I assume feeding small children is no longer an
issue, so a carpet under table is livable. It does catch crumbs, but a
couple minutes with shop vac every week takes care of that. If you don't
like rug idea, and kitchen table is small, an extra-large clear plastic
chair glide pad from the local office supply may buy you some time. I've
seen them as big as 6'x6'.
Side note- my kitchen floor (sheet goods) is of similar age, and looking
pretty tired too. No SWMBO in house, so no big hurry to replace.
And the previous owner left an area rug (not TOO nasty looking) in the
dining alcove. I never had enough curiosity or guts to look under it,
other than rolling back the edges to vacuum. It would probably just
aem sends, trying not to think about all the tedious little repairs like
that this place needs...
yeah - that was my thought too :)
also - "wall" and the chair legs are getting caught :)
hmmm - thought I included most of the needed info -
these are the vinyl 12" squares... were also initially glued.
floor is good except for this one area under the kitchen table :(
Consider a Marinade Injector and you can select other glues.
Construction adhesive may be too thick for it.
I have used LOCTITE Power Grab in the injector with success. Borg has
tubes and cartridges. It cleans up with water.
I agree..The curled edges may even break off if you try to press them back
down and if they don't it won't last...There is a reason it's curling up and
you will never gety the crap out from under it for a good CLEAN surface to
glue to unless you use PL400 or something like that ..Oh. and construction
adhesive won't clean up easy either without solvent which may make more
problems...LOL...Time to think about a new floor..IMHO..
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