3 Steps to Fix Bubbles in Vinyl Floors

Vinyl floor bubble

No matter how well a vinyl floor is installed, bubbles can appear days, weeks or even years after installation.

This is because moist air rises from below and gets trapped under the surface, causing a bubble. Fortunately, it’s easy to fix.

Removing Bubbles in Vinyl Flooring

  1. For small bubbles, an inch or less in diameter, use a large needle to prick the bubble, allowing the trapped air to escape.
  2. Then use a towel and a hot iron to heat and flatten the vinyl.
  3. Use a stack of books to weight it down until it rebonds.

For larger bubbles, use a towel and iron first and carefully cut an X with a sharp razor knife. Pull back the triangle cuts and add floor adhesive. Press the cuts back in place and weigh it down.

Be sure to put down a sheet of waxed paper first so you don’t wind up with a stack of books glued in place in the middle of your vinyl floor.

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