vinyl floor repair

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Old 12-21-01, 02:43 PM
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vinyl floor repair

I installed a new sheet vinyl floor. The next day we noticed a bubble in the middle of the floor.The bubble pushes down but comes right back up. What can we do to fix it ? Thanks
 
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Old 12-21-01, 03:52 PM
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Repairing bubble in vinyl

You can prick the bubble in the middle with a hypodermic needle and rub to press the air out of the bubble. Fill the hypodermic with flooring adhesive and inject adhesive under the bubble. Rub to distribute adhesive and assure adhesion. Wipe excess from vinyl. Place something heavy on the area for 24 hours. A touch of seamseal should fill the hole made by the needle. You can also search this forum for: bubble in vinyl to read previous posts re: this problem.
 
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Old 01-01-02, 03:12 AM
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If you installed the new vinyl over an existing vinyl.........as the adhesive dries it forms it's own "gasses" between the two layers, because there is not any undrlayment under it to absorb the solvent from the adhesive. If that is the case, poking it is about the only way to get the air out. If, however, you put down underlayment under the vinyl (say 1/4 inch lauan for example) you may have not put the nails or staples close enough and the underlayment and all could have a bubble in it. Under no circumstances use masonite or particleboard type underlayment.
 
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Old 01-01-02, 08:52 AM
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Bubbles under vinyl

Failure to follow adhesive instructions for 'off-gassing' of the adhesive tends to produce bubbles, too. Typically, most bubbles lie down within several hours of a vinyl installation as the gas escapes. Rolling of vinyl also assures adhesive and helps eliminate bubbles. Even some of the best installers have to deal with a bubble or two. Thus, the hyperdermic to release air and inject adhesive to eliminate the bubble.
 
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Old 01-04-02, 01:16 AM
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you MAY need to insert some adhesive with a cattle innoculation needle if you did not have proper adhesive transfer in the original install.
 
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