Step 4: Glue Down the Edges

using a putty knife to lift up edges of vinyl flooring patch area
Photo: Ryan Benyi
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Assuming the flooring is glued only at the perimeter, you'll need a vinyl flooring adhesive to secure the edge of the area to be patched. Lift up the cut edges, and use a putty knife to spread a 1-inch-wide band of adhesive under the flooring, one side at a time. Wait a few minutes for the adhesive to become tacky, then press the edges into the glue with a J-roller.

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    Tools List

    • utility knife
      Utility knife
    • framing square
      Framing square
    • putty knife
      Putty knife
    • j-roller
      J-roller
    • 3/16-inch v-notched trowel
      1/32-inch V-notch trowel or a paint roller with a 3/16-inch nap cover

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    Double-stick tape

    Flooring adhesive

    Seam sealer

    Masking tape