Vinyl Floor Repairs

Submitted: Tuesday, Jan 04, 2011 at 21:38
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We have a problem with the floor in our BT. The factory say they have never seen it before. At least this time I'm not the one in a thousand. Problem is a floor board has come adrift from a cross member,lifted and split the vinyl. BT have said that to do the repair properly a section of vinyl needs to be cut out to give access to screw the board back down. I guess then I could get the vinyl welded back into place.
Has anybody else ever had this problem,and if so is the above the best way of going about repairs ? Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Also can anybody recommend a vinyl welder on the Sunshine Coast.
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Reply By: Luvntravln - Wednesday, Jan 05, 2011 at 18:01

Wednesday, Jan 05, 2011 at 18:01
Hi, we googled vinyl doctor, located an outfit near the Gold Coast.

Suggest you do that in your area AND ask for references AND try to see a sample of their work.

Hopefully you have some extra of the original floor.

I do not know the stage you are at; you might want to have the person lift the vinyl before the repair is commenced.
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Reply By: Tracks n About - Wednesday, Jan 05, 2011 at 20:10

Wednesday, Jan 05, 2011 at 20:10
Yes,I have googled vinyl repairers on the Sunshine Coast and found a few to choose from. Was hoping to find someone who may have had experence with one of them. Unfortunately I didn't get any spare vinyl when I took delivery 6 years ago. BT says I should have,but there wasn't any in the van. Then again I have been told that if I fitted a new piece in,it would stand out as it wouldn't have the "wear" on it like the rest of the floor. What I'm hoping to be able to do is take out a pretty large piece to give BT access to the area, then have the removed section welded back in. Not even sure if it can be lifted,as BT say it is glued on. But then they also said when the floor board started to lift,that it couldn't happen as the floor was screwed and sicaflexed to the cross beam. Was supposedly normal floor movement.
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Follow Up By: Noosa Fox - Thursday, Jan 06, 2011 at 02:16

Thursday, Jan 06, 2011 at 02:16

Have you ever filled your water tanks by using a hose via the suction line or similar. A friend of ours told me this easy way to fill the tanks when we were in Port Augusta.
Margaret was inside and started yelling out to me when she heard the floor creaking and moving under her feet.
Shortly afterwards there was an almighty bang as the water tank blew apart under pressure. Since then we have had a bit of a raised section in the floor.

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Reply By: Luvntravln - Thursday, Jan 06, 2011 at 04:03

Thursday, Jan 06, 2011 at 04:03
How long have you had your van?

What you should consider is removing all of the visible floor!

They can remove the table leg, cut out the vinyl around the furniture, put in a new piece (remember you only need strips), and then some type of molding.

That is probably what I would consider.

Simply pick a pattern that you like that is not pattern dependent.
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Reply By: The Boondockers - Tuesday, Jan 11, 2011 at 08:56

Tuesday, Jan 11, 2011 at 08:56
Why not put in a new floor covering. I dont know what these people are like but they advertise in the CMCA magazine regularly.
They come to you and install new flooring without removal of cupboards, etc.
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