Asked on Dec 31, 2018

How do I repair old linoleum tiles?

KmdreamerDwp7470bKelli L. Milligan


I know I spelled it wrong but that is as close as I could come. The made humps between them the corners pop up and some just come out there is a thin layer of something black but if I try to pull them up that comes off. They have been on the floor for 51 years. There is a particle board floor underneath. I trip over them and the cover a large area of my home. HELP!

4 answers
  • Hi Brenda! We know what you mean. Does you screen have spell and /or grammar check?

    Not sure what "made humps" are, so a photo would be extremely helpful. After 51 years it might be a good idea to invest in some new flooring.

  • Kelli L. Milligan
    on Dec 31, 2018

    You really should also replace the particle board subfloor. I suspect that is what is causing your humps.

  • Dwp7470b
    on Dec 31, 2018

    You need to use heat to uncurl the edges. This will enable you to glue them back down with a strong tile adhesive. Just use a Blow Dryer until they are soft.

  • Kmdreamer
    on Jan 5, 2019

    Lay a thin towel on the floor and iron the one you want up when hot put a putty knife under it to remove it and replace it

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