Glue a solid surface threshold along the tub/vinyl floor joint to stop vinyl curling and make your bathroom look clean and fresh.
By the DIY experts of The Family Handyman Magazine:July / August 2010
Slice alongside the curled edge of vinyl
flooring with a utility knife. Then peel off
the thin strip of vinyl and clean out any
dirt or old caulk.
Spread a bead of silicone caulk on the
back of the threshold and along the base
of the shower.
Press the threshold against the shower base. If there are gaps, use clamps to hold the
threshold tight until the caulk sets.
When water gets under the sheet vinyl along the edge of a shower or tub and
the vinyl starts to curl, no amount of caulk can hide the problem. But here’s an
easy fix that also looks great. Buy a solid-surface threshold strip (Corian is one
brand available) at a home center or tile shop. They’re available in various
lengths and thicknesses; the one shown is 1/2 in. thick. The solid-surface material
cuts like wood so you can use a handsaw or miter saw to cut the piece to
the right length. Photos 1 – 3 show how to complete the repair.
Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.
Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.
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