Kitchen floor bubbling.


Old 06-17-02, 09:49 PM
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Question Kitchen floor bubbling.

My sheet vinyl flooring, on a concrete slab, installed professionally 3 years ago, is starting to bubble. It appears to be happening in the area where the hot water pipes are buried in the floor (it gets warm there when someone is taking a shower).

What is a good way to reglue it down? What kind of glue will work well? Should I slit the bubbles to get some glue under the vinyl? Use a syringe with a needle?

Please help. The wife thinks we need a new floor.

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Old 06-18-02, 12:43 AM
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Bubbles in vinyl floor

Let's hope the bubbles are due to heat rather than moisture. You can pierce the bubbles with a hypodermic needle and press out the air. Then, fill the hypodermic with multipurpose floor adhesive and inject into and around inside the bubbles. Press and rub to assure adhesion. Weight down the affected area. Holes in vinyl can be touched up with seam seal. This may be a temporary fix because there is no guarantee that the bubbles won't return or new ones will not appear due to the mystery beneath the vinyl.
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