Originally Posted by livewr06
Cumminsfan How did you fix this? I also have a staple in front of the fridge and took it to our dealer and they didn’t know what to do. I have a message in to Todd at ORV.
I took a razor knife with a new blade, made a 3/4" slit right in front of the bump. I followed the grain pattern in the flooring. I then used a small knife to lift up one side of the cut to expose what was causing the bump. That's when I saw it was a staple and not a random piece of debris.
I used a chunk of flat wood and a hammer and knocked down the staple.
I was going to just pull it out but it was in pretty deep and I didn't want to risk slipping up and possibly tearing the vinyl.
I never glued the slit in the vinyl and it's been unnoticeable since I did the repair.
Honestly standing over the bump area I can't see anything weird when looking at the floor.
There's so much action in the floor with the grain and colors that even if there was an imperfection it probably wouldn't stand out.
As of now I'm not going to glue it. I think the key is to get a deep cut all the way thru in one pass. Trying to cut through in multiple passes runs the risk of making the cut wider.