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Old 10-10-2007, 05:58 PM   #1
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The vinyl flooring in my kitchen is lifting in front of the slider door. I know I need to re-caulk it but should i glue it down first? If so, what kind of glue?

On another note, would sunlight cause the vinyl to yellow where it has lifted? Is there a way to remove that yellowing?

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Old 10-11-2007, 12:44 AM   #2
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Yes you need to glue it first. The type of glue depends on the specific brand and type of sheet vinyl it is. Some require a specific glue. It's also possible that your floor is only glued around the perimeter of each piece? So, you need to know exactly what it is.

Vinyl will yellow, dry out and curl from exposure to sunlight or heat. You cannot remove the yellow.

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Old 10-11-2007, 09:17 AM   #3
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Make sure you don't have a leaking door that is causing this problem.
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The urethane is shrinking on the top of the vinyl, but the paper backing on the back is not, that is why it is curling.
Please try to adhere it down and place weights down on it first, but the chances may be low that is will result with success.
Sometimes you will need to add some flatbar metal to fix the situation. Even though it is not the best look.

And I agree to find out the problem with the slider and fix it.
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I think the lifting problem started when the caulk pulled away from the door frame. There isn't a moisture problem with the door but the discoloration is very uniform, a strip about 4 inches wide, from one end of the slider to the other - including the stationary part.
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Is it possible to buy a few new tiles that match and then replace?
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This should be sheet Vinyl, and not tiles.

The yellowing is permanent.
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I'm going to see if I can find the same flooring and buy a remnant or chunk of it. I think it may be easier just to replace the section. Besides, this is a rental and i have no doubt the landlord will stick me with damages if i don't.
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How old is the floor?
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4 years old.
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It will be noticable, but it is woth a shot.

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