Cure for curling vinyl
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Photo 1: Cur out the curled vinyl
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.
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Photo 2: Attach a threshold
Spread a bead of silicone caulk on the
back of the threshold and along the base
of the shower.
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Photo 3: Clamp the threshold
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.