Remove damaged area       Apply adhesive                 Seal seams

Since vinyl flooring is soft, it’s prone to damage. To repair a damaged area:

  1. Cut Damaged Section: Use a utility knife and straight edge to carefully cut around the damaged section. Follow the flooring pattern to make the patch less obvious.
  2. Remove Damaged Section: Take out the damaged flooring section.
  3. Clean Subfloor: Remove any adhesive on the subfloor.
  4. Cut Patch: Use a utility knife and straight edge to cut a matching patch that fits the opening.
  5. Glue Patch: Glue the patch in place with vinyl adhesive.
  6. Remove Excess Glue: Clean up any excess glue with mineral spirits.
  7. Seal Seams: Use vinyl seam sealer to meld the patch to the original floor.

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Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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