DEAR HANDY GIRL,

Do It Yourself - - Diy Q&a -

I’m not ready for a big reno in my kitchen, but I would like to know how to fix a curl­ing vinyl tile that’s driv­ing me nuts. I get that, for sure—who wants a re­minder of a project yet to come, es­pe­cially when you’re not in the mood, or lack­ing time or bud­get? But you can do this, prob­a­bly in about an hour. You’ll need a re­place­ment tile, an old towel, an iron, tile ad­he­sive, a trowel, and a heavy piece of wood or sev­eral books. Place the towel over the tile and heat it, us­ing the iron un­til it’s soft and you can scrape the tile out. Ap­ply a thin layer of ad­he­sive to the floor us­ing the trowel, and place the new tile. To en­sure it sticks, top the new tile with the wood or books un­til the ad­he­sive is dry.

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