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Old 03-04-2015, 10:25 AM   #1
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I've installed lino before but usually on a new build or total floor replacement. A retirement home that I am doing some work for, ask if I could repair some raised lino. It is a small area about four feet by two feet. The lino in under a window that also has an electric heater or radiator running the length of the window (4'). The lino under the area has swollen and it looks like a couple of waves running paralel to the window. The lino itself appears flexible but must be about twenty years old, ... or more. Is there a proper way to loosen the wavy section and re-smooth it out? I think I can gently fold it back, clean the sub-floor and re-glue the area but would like some professional advice. Thanks.
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Makes me wonder if there's a window or wall leak in that area causing the glue to release.
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I think that was the case. The building is run by a foundation that is financed by the government. Needless to say, funds are very limited and this is why they want a repair rather than replaement. Not solving the problem, but i am trying to add a good bandaid.
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If you are very, very careful, you may be able to use a heat gun to loosen it and flatten it out.
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I'd try putting a towel over the wavy lino and iron it with a steam iron set on it's lowest setting.
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