edges of vinyl floors peeling away

Old 07-07-02, 08:54 PM
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edges of vinyl floors peeling away

My vinyl floor in my bathroom is peeling away from the bathtub. I recently put down an adhesive strip which was supposed to hold out water, but it didn't appear to work.

I was told at the hardware store to use sheet flooring adhesive, but I'm having trouble figuring out what to use to hold down the vinyl next to the tub until it dries. I'm piling books and any heavy objects I can find along the area hoping for the best.

I then plan to use a caulk gun for the new silicone bead I will apply.

Is there a trick to getting the vinyl to stay down until it dries and is there any major preparation to the floor I need to do?

Old 07-16-02, 04:22 PM
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Talking Use 2x4's

First, remove old adhesive from underneath and clean it thoroughly.
Apply thin but wide beads of vinyl adhesive; then use 2x4 to start pressing down flat away from tub into the tub edge. Clean up adhesive spewing from underneath.
Set 2x4 at the edge with an additional one away from tub.
Adhesive cures quite quickly; I'll say just sit on 2x4 beams for few minutes.
Old 07-18-02, 08:56 PM
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Vinyl repair

You will need to use your blow dryer or heat gun to heat vinyl to peel back so that you can vacuum out any debris and apply new multipurpose flooring adhesive. You will need to press and rub the vinyl into the adhesive to assure that it is secure. Then, weight down the area and let set overnight to assure vinyl is secure. Then caulk the gap between vinyl and the tub with silicone caulk to prevent future curling and to prevent moisture penetration.

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