Bubbles in Vinyl Floors – 3 Steps to Fix the Problem – On the House

Bubbles in Vinyl Floors – 3 Steps to Fix the Problem

By on February 8, 2014
fixing vinyl bubbles on flooring

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. Here is the secret for 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 weight 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 floor.

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