Step 2: Remove the Damage

using a vinyl patch to outline and cut away a damaged portion of vinyl flooring
Photo: Ryan Benyi
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Affix the patch over the damaged area with double-stick tape, and secure the sides with masking tape. Mimicking the same 5-degree bevel, use the patch as a guide as you cut through the masking tape and existing flooring. Lift out the damaged area, and separate it from the patch.

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    Double-stick tape

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