How can you prevent sheet vinyl flooring from spliting?

by Drlandmann
It has a tile pattern with grout and even though it is not a seam, the grout lines are
splitting and the flooring is lifting up where split. It's a high end vinyl and is about 4 years old.
  4 answers
  • William William on Jun 02, 2017
    Vinyl floors can crack if the material is not installed properly. The subfloor or underlayment is usually the cause of cracks in a vinyl floor. For severe cracking of the vinyl, the floor will need replacement, and you must repair the underlayment or subfloor to prevent future problems with a new floor. Extreme temperature changes can affect the flexibility of the vinyl. The grout lines are thinner and that is where cracks occur.

  • Drlandmann Drlandmann on Jun 02, 2017
    Thanks , that makes sense that grout lines are thinner.

  • Diana Deiley Diana Deiley on Jun 04, 2017
    I'd google or telephone the manufacturer of the tiles for their advice. Best of luck.

  • Joseph Glackin Joseph Glackin on Jun 04, 2017
    True. it sounds as if it is your floor that is settling. Check with the installer.