How to Remove Dents From Vinyl Cushioned Flooring

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Things You'll Need

  • Steam iron

  • Dish towel

  • Hot pad


Set the iron on a hot pad, not on the floor if you need to put it down.

Cushioned Vinyl Flooring

You've finished cleaning behind the refrigerator and as you step back to admire your work you cringe in dismay: there's a very noticeable dent in the cushioned vinyl flooring where the fridge sat. Before you make that panic call to the flooring store, take a deep breath and relax. Its not too complicated to remove a dent from a cushioned vinyl floor; all you need is a couple of common household items and a dose of patience.

Step 1

Preheat the iron for five minutes on the "cotton" setting.

Step 2

Clean the dent with a paper towel and household spray cleaner to be sure there are no dirt or grease particles in the dented area.

Step 3

Wet a dishtowel until it is saturated but not dripping; lay the towel over the dented area of your cushioned vinyl flooring.

Step 4

Hold the hot iron one inch above the towel and move it around the dented area in a circular motion for three minutes.

Step 5

Check the dent; if a potion is still visible repeat the process.

Robin Hewitt

Robin Hewitt began her writing career in 2008. She is the coauthor of several books, including "The Joyous Gift of Grandparenting," which covers the nutritional and fitness needs of both grandchildren and grandparents.