Asked on Mar 24, 2020

How to fix a piece of linoleum floor near shower?

Barbara BurgessTheHoneycombHomeJohnavallance82


When I purchased my house, there was a problem with 2 areas of the linoleum in the bathroom. The builder cut out the 2 areas and filled them with new pieces and "ironed" them on with some type of heating element. The one in front of the shower is coming up and I am wondering how to fix it so that it lies flat. Other than that, the flooring is fine.

16 answers
    on Mar 24, 2020

    Could you use an adhesive or double sided tape?

  • Kathy Gunter Law
    on Mar 24, 2020

    You could use PowerGrab to glue down and then sit a heavy object on it for a couple of days until it is 100% dry.

  • Mogie
    on Mar 24, 2020

    Use a seam sealer.

    One of the most important parts of the process is getting the right type of seam sealer. There are several different types on the market. Some seam sealers are high gloss while some are dull. You need to get the type that is ideal for your linoleum. If you have a high-gloss linoleum, for example, you need a high-gloss seam sealer.

    Work deliberately so that you do not miss any of the seam. Move fluidly across the entire seam with the sealer, and then review your work. Allow the seam sealer to thoroughly dry on top of the seam. After it dries, if it appears that you have missed any spots, reapply in that area.

  • William
    on Mar 24, 2020

    You would need to use vinyl tile or flooring adhesive and weigh it down until the glue dries.

  • Cindy
    on Mar 24, 2020

    Hi Barbara. You could use an adhesive to keep the linoleum in place. Gorilla Glue is a good and strong adhesive. After the glue is applied, and excessive glue is wiped away, put something heavy on top of it. That will help secure the seam.

  • Cynthia H
    on Mar 24, 2020

    Henry makes an excellent floor adhesive. I purchased mine on Amazon, but you could probably find it in most building suppliers.

  • Unique Creations By Anita
    on Mar 24, 2020

    You can get a contact adhesive specially for flooring, this should work well.

  • Cheryl A
    on Mar 24, 2020

    make sure there is not any moisture that is causing those areas to curl up before fixing and if there is, that needs to be fixed first. Here is more info

  • Holly Lengner - Lost Mom
    on Mar 25, 2020

    Remove any dirt/debris under the floor and then floor adhesive to glue the floor back down.

  • Ken Erickson
    on Mar 25, 2020

    You can also buy a small vinyl molding (about 1" wide and 1/4" thick) to match your tub. Then fasten it to tub and floor with silicone caulking or Power Grab (Titebond product). That will cover the gap and prevent moisture from getting under the floor covering.

  • Kmdreamer
    on Mar 25, 2020

    Get some glue for that kind of flooring take a thin towel and a iron and heat up the tile be careful not to crack the tile to pick it up or just put the glue under we’re it’s coming off then press down and heat up with the iron put news paper over it so glue won’t get on your towel

  • Nan W.
    on Mar 26, 2020

    Barbara: maybe something as simple as Super Glue would work. Then weight the area down with books for 24 hours.

  • Johnavallance82
    on Mar 27, 2020

    Hi Barbara,

    Sounds as if you don't have a duckboard or a bath mat / towel to take up to water or it is being left in situ too long. Maybe this should be remedied otherwise what ever you do will never fix it.....................??

    • Johnavallance82
      on Apr 12, 2020

      Hello again Barbara,

      In that case I would lift the lino and let the floor fully dry out! Incase the water is not coming from the outside, but a leak under the floor, it will enable you to see more clearly exactly what is going on, before you seal damp wood in that could cause problems later on.............. Sorry to be pessimist, but better to sort it now than later....... Best wishes.

  • Barbara Burgess
    on Apr 12, 2020

    Thank you. It led me to where I needed to go.

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