Bloated linoleum On improperly laid linoleum, if it is used intensively after a certain period of time, air bubbles may appear, which increase in size over time. The flooring takes on an unsightly, flabby look and loses most of its former strengths. In addition, the bubbles on linoleum are also dangerous due to the fact that the material in these places wears out much faster than in other areas.
Before removing the bubbles on the linoleum, it is necessary to establish precisely whether it was glued to the floor or laid on it when laying. This circumstance will determine the choice of a suitable way to get rid of bubbles.
For linoleum not applied to glue the following alignment options are possible:
Consider each of these options in more detail.
It is well known that any PVC material (and linoleum in particular) is reduced with intense heat. With this in mind, some experts recommend using a folk remedy, called the "water bath" and consisting in applying a rag bag with salt and sand directly to the bubble. Such a method can "work" in cases of smoothing (soft) linoleum and is not always effective. That is why in the domestic environment most often attempts are made to squeeze the resulting bubbles to the side. To implement this technique, it is recommended to do the following:
Often bubbles are caused by the fact that linoleum has not served its time required for alignment. In this case, you just need to trim one edge of the linoleum cloth, so that the distance between its edge and the wall is about 0.5-1 cm.
Adjusting the mounting of the plinth
In cases where bubbles are formed at the plinths are possible the following options:
Irregularities can occur due to the frequent movement of furniture, which leads to stretching of the material and the formation of bulges. Under these circumstances, the damaged area of the coating can be fixed with a special glue.
Linoleum planted on glue
Since in this case it is possible to remove the bubbles on the linoleum only by updating the areas with irregularities - such repair should be approached with the following tool and material:
You need to start by carefully cutting the bubble into four parts (crosswise), after which you should attach the pieces to the floor and trim their edges so that their articulation is perfect. Then, using a spatula, scrape off the old glue and apply a thick layer of the new adhesive. Now you need to press the pieces of linoleum to the floor and remove excess glue with a damp cloth. After that, in place gluing should put the board and press it on top of something heavy.
How to properly care for the floor, including linoleum, see below: