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Question DetailsAsked on 8/13/2017

What can I do about a new vinyl floor laid with PSA that has bubbles and tears?

Had a contractor lay a new vinyl floor and sub floor in a rental. They did not allow enough time for the sub floor seam sealer to dry so the PSA did not adhere well. While trying to repair that problem, they made several small tears in the new flooring. They say they can seal it and it will wear fine. I am not sure I agree with this given what I know about PSA. Any advice?

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My opinion - not only because of slits and bubbles, but also because that indicates poor bonding (as you say) which in future can be expected to progressively release even more - make them tear out and replace from scratch.

Or better since they evidently fell into the trap of thinking PSA is like any other sheet flooring adhesive - get them to give you a total refund then get another contractor to do it right.

If they refuse to replace in entirety or refund, then you can call their Bond to have the bonding company pay for another contractor to do it right, as same total const to you - presuming you had a contract with scope of work and firm price with the first contractor, as that establishes the total reference project cost the bonding company is working to. Basically, they pay (either in cash to you to get another contractor or directly to another contractor) to have the job done right, then after you have paid the total of the original contract price out of pocket, they recover all costs which they had to pay for from the original bonded contractor.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD

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