Three Types of Damages
Tears or rips to vinyl flooring
Even though vinyl flooring is known for its durability and toughness, it can sometimes rip or tear. Most often, the cause of this type of damage is due to dragging something heavy across the floor, causing a small rip or tear to the vinyl. This tear was from a refrigerator being put back in place after a repair.
Burns to vinyl flooring
While dropped cigarettes are the usual cause when it comes to burns found on vinyl flooring, burned floors have been known to occur from all kinds of objects, from dropped curling irons to a hot-off-the-stove pan falling on the floor.
Scratches to vinyl flooring
Believe it or not, one of the primary causes of vinyl flooring scratches is from common dirt. The dirt acts as an abrasive when left on the floors for long periods of time, can cause scratches. Another common cause of scratched vinyl flooring is due to the nails of pets that have grown too long and become sharpened.
Whatever the damage to your vinyl floors, there are a couple of proven ways DIY ways you can deal with the damage.
How to Repair Damaged Vinyl Floors
Use a Vinyl Floor Repair Kit: These kits can be found at the local hardware store for around $30.
Using a Vinyl Patch: Keeping a few spare vinyl planks can help you easily patch a large area needing repair. In some cases you can replace the plank entirely.
If You Don’t Want to Do It Yourself
If you don’t have the time or energy to repair your vinyl floors yourself, a professional can help.