Flooring Question

Hello.plesase help if you can.i have water marks(that gradualy turn black)spreading across my kithchen floor lino.

This has gradualy been spreading over a long period of time and first started at my back door.My guttering leaks badly when raining just outside the back door. could this have anything to do with my problem?

4 Answers

First thing is get the guttering fixed as it will cause damp problems if its not tended to.Splashing against the building etc.
The other question is how are you getting water on your lino? Do you have a gap in or around the door?
Maybe at the base of the door threshold the water from the guttering is splashing against the underside and entering internally!
Is your plaster damp at all?

Just a few thoughts and maybe worth investigating.

Good Luck.

Answered 23rd Jun 2011

Cannon Preservation Ltd

Member since 21 May 2011

This is quite likely to be water seeping under the vinyl flooring, probably from your leaking gutter and causing mould in the vinyl. Solution to this would be to repair the gutter, remove the vinyl and allow the floor to dry out and then replace with new vinyl

Answered 23rd Jun 2011

Brian Rainbird

Member since 17 Oct 2009

Most probably this is stain from leaking guttering.

Answered 23rd Jun 2011

alldeqor ltd

Member since 9 Sep 2008

First thing is to get the gutters sorted out, as you will allways have problems, then check to see if you have a weather bar fitted to the bottom exterior of door.
If the ground level is the same as your floor level try lowering it, or fit a water bar between the door stiles, will involve cutting a slot (mortar raking blade) is ideal, then fit your steel bar in, point up with sand/cement, good idea to try the bar first, then part fill slot and hammer in tight.
Discard vinyl and let floor dry out completely.

Answered 24th Jun 2011


Member since 29 Oct 2008

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