Remove scratches on a PVC floor by replacement

Although manufacturers often try to give a different impression, a PVC floor must be considered a disposable or a disposable product. Designer floors, which today are usually offered as vinyl floor, also belong to this group. The effective removal of scratches is only possible by partial material exchange.

Plastic, PVC and linoleum

Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) floor coverings, which are often also available as vinyl floor coverings, are made of plastic in better versions and of plastic in poorer versions. Common to all PVC, that damage such as scratches and dulling are almost impossible or only very limited workable.

In most cases, effective removal of plastic scratches on floor coverings is only possible by replacement. An alternative to plastic products is linoleum, which is made from "natural" raw materials. Fabric layers allow "patchwork" that is not possible with continuous plastic.

How To Cut Scratches From Your PVC Floor

  • reserve material
  • floor adhesive
  • Folding rule or tape measure
  • Wallpaper knife or cutter
  • Cutting strip made of metal
  • spatula
  • hairdryer
  • Weighting aids like books

1. Make a reserve piece

Decide how big the replacement piece should be. In the case of geometric decors, colored edges are the obvious choice. If the PVC coating is monochrome, you should pay attention to a possible structure. Cut the reserve piece to the millimeter.

2. Cut out scratches

Measure a rectangle around the scratch so that the scratch ends are at least one centimeter from the cut edges. Mark the corners with felt pen points. Using a cutting bar, ideally made of metal, cut the joints of the corners into the floor covering. Pay attention to the exact vertical position of the blade in order to achieve a right-angled cutting edge.

3. Lift the covering piece

Apply with a spatula in a cutting edge vertically and pry under the cut surface. In order to avoid damaging or pressing in the surrounding edges, especially with thicker PVC coverings, you can make a diagonal work cut in the cut piece and attach it in front of it. A hair dryer helps to loosen the old glue.

4. Insert replacement piece

Push the spare material into the exposed gap, after smoothing it with glue. Allow the replacement part to dry out for at least 48 hours.

Tips & Tricks

If you buy a PVC floor, you should always plan for a reserve of ten to twenty percent of the total area. The dry and even stored pieces are then available as scratching material for replacement.

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