peeling seam

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Old 07-13-03, 09:54 AM
Laurel
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peeling seam

The seam on the vinyl floor in my bathroom is pulling apart (both sides curling up). I went to Home Depot - they recommended an adhesive - I came home, pulled the floor up further to apply and rested weights on the seam. No luck!

What should I do to fix the seam? I (obviously) have no flooring experience and did not get any help from the "home improvement" store (once again).

Thanks!
 
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Old 07-13-03, 12:40 PM
floorman
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i'm trying to figure out how you ended up with a seam in you're floor?How long has this floor been down?Regardless i don't beleive you will be able to do anything with this seam,it needed to be sealed after the floor was installed to keep this from happening,once this curling starts i don't know of a way to reverse this.I'm afraid you may end up pulling this out and starting over
 
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Old 07-13-03, 01:33 PM
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The floor has been down for about 3 years. The house was rehabbed right before we moved in and we have found a few less than professional details - so I am not surprised that the floor was not installed properly. Guess we'll put it on the list of eventual improvements.

Thanks for the reply Floorman!
 
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Old 07-13-03, 05:39 PM
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Use a popsicle stick to put the glue under the curled edges, then use a blow dryer to soften the vinyl and speed up the open time for the glue. If it sticks this way find the proper seam sealer and seal the seam.The blow dryer trick usually works.
 
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Old 07-13-03, 06:37 PM
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Thanks for the tip, Daniel... I'll give the blowdryer trick a try. Do I need to put some sort of weight on the seam to hold it?
 
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Old 07-14-03, 02:17 PM
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No need for weight.
 
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Old 07-16-03, 05:13 PM
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good idea,let us know if it works for ya
 
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