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airam

07:30PM | 06/29/03
Member Since: 06/28/03
5 lifetime posts
After the movers ripped two spots on my vinyl kitchen floor 5 years ago, they sent over a "handyman" who used some of the leftover vinyl flooring to replace the two "squares" that were ripped.

Now the two replacement squares are yellowing (the floor is cream to begin with) and the places between the replacement squares and the sheet vinyl next to it are very dirty. They stick out like a sore thumb!

The vinyl squares on the vinyl sheeting look like they have gray grout between the squares. How can I make the replacement square tiles look less noticable?

Could I buy some grout to match the "grout look" on the vinyl sheet and try to make the dirty lines less noticeable? Would that make it worse?

The kitchen, breakfast nook and hall are all the same vinyl sheet pattern and we can't afford to rip it all up and put something else in those rooms. We are in the process of selling our house and I looking for a "cheap" but effective fix.

thanks!

carpetman

05:30PM | 06/30/03
Member Since: 01/26/03
542 lifetime posts
if you have some pieces of the vinyl ,do what the repair guy did,and cut out a square(make it a little larger than now)you could hire a pro for about$60.00 to do it for you. don't try grout,that wont work.if you dont have any scraps a pro could pull some up from a closet or pantry,possibly replace the closit with laminate.good luck

airam

10:49AM | 07/01/03
Member Since: 06/28/03
5 lifetime posts
Do you mean to remove the replaced squares and cut new squares and have a professional install them properly? The 2 imperfect squares are in the middle of my kitchen floor. We do have some leftover vinyl (it is in a roll and the squares can be cut out).

Why would cutting them a little larger work?

Graham Flooring

03:38PM | 07/01/03
The "patch" needs to be just a tad larger so you can take out the bad patch.
I would suggest to only cut along the grout line in your vinyl floor. Then cut out that same pattern in your left over vinyl. glue it down, and then seal it very well with vinly seam sealer found at any home emprovement store.

carpetman

09:38AM | 07/02/03
Member Since: 01/26/03
542 lifetime posts
one way that has worked for me is to lay the scrap piece over the patch and cut the new patch tru both ,that way the new patch will fit the floor...good luck


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