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Posted: 6/1/2013 8:27:37 PM
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So I am looking at my builder grade linoleum floor in my kitchen and there is a seam right down the middle of the room. I can feel the seam with my fingernail and it seems like some dirt has migrated its way in there. My plan is to go at it with a toothpick, but I don't know if I'm missing anything.

Any thoughts?
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Posted: 6/1/2013 8:46:10 PM
How long has it been down?
You or previous owner?
Who installed it?


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Posted: 6/1/2013 9:00:34 PM
Originally Posted By xanadu:
How long has it been down?
You or previous owner?
Who installed it?




5 years
I'm first owner
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Posted: 6/2/2013 9:38:49 AM
For fine cleaning maybe a toothbrush would work? That's what my mom always uses to scrub the dirt out of grout.
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Posted: 6/2/2013 12:17:58 PM


OK, I'm going to need the patching instructions as well but any thoughts on cleaning the seam?
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Posted: 6/2/2013 4:52:58 PM
Since you need to mask along the seam and pry it up a bit to get new glue in there, I'm thinging a carbide scraper (paint scraper) carefully run along the edge when it's pried up will clean any crud off the edge. Once glued down again there are seam sealers that should be able to fill the seam and keep it from getting crud in it again.
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Posted: 6/2/2013 5:16:28 PM
Originally Posted By wp6529:
Since you need to mask along the seam and pry it up a bit to get new glue in there, I'm thinging a carbide scraper (paint scraper) carefully run along the edge when it's pried up will clean any crud off the edge. Once glued down again there are seam sealers that should be able to fill the seam and keep it from getting crud in it again.


I can do that. Thanks
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