Peel and stick matching
My organization provides free labor and materials for the repairs of low income senior homeowners. Most of our volunteers are, like myself, experienced amateurs doing a medley of different home repairs.
Recently, the work that needed doing was the "repair" of a kitchen floor that had peel and stick squares installed about 2 years ago. The floor looked good except for the fact that about 9squares had lost their finish.
The opinion of our team leader was that the only thing we could do was put down a new layer of luan and peel and stick on top. Which is what we are in the process of doing.
I'm looking for a second opinion about all of this which we may use for the next time we run into a similar situation.
I've read enough here to understand that sanding and cleaning the old tile floor might be a short term solution though it might be more work than laying new luan. I'm basically just looking to see if anyone can suggest other options. Our goal is to do a low cost, fairly quick repair of a peel and stick floor that will last for 3 - 5 years. To me, that seems reasonable under the circumstances.
So, here we are with a solid square tiled vinyl floor with enough abrasion to need some attention.
1) Is there an online source vinyl squares which is extensive enough
that it's worth looking for a box of the same pattern? (Heading out
to the flooring stores in our area doesn't seem productive use of our
2) Would prepping the already laid vinyl with a sander and putting new
peel and stick on it be likely to meet our goals any better than what
we're already doing?
3) Has anyone tried pulling up a minimal number of old peel and stick
tiles and replacing them with a different pattern in a way that
doesn't look, well . . . unsightly?
To summarize . . . our teams put down dozens of peel and stick floors
every year and the faster and less expensive we can do it, the more
people we can help. And at the same time, we want to do work that
the homeowner and we who do that work can feel good about.
Al from St. Louis, MO