|Replace patches of lino flooring that have burn marks, holes or general wear. If possible, buy a cheap sample piece of lino, making sure it shows any repeat patterns. If not, find a hidden spot on the floor inside the pantry or under appliances where a piece of flooring can be cut without being noticed.|
Cut around the damaged area, loosen the adhesive in one corner with a hairdryer and lift with a putty knife. Using a utility knife, cut a replacement piece to roughly match the damaged area, extending it 15mm around the pattern or grout line..
Tape the replacement piece over the damaged area to cut through both pieces with a sharp utility knife, following the pattern line.
Remove the damaged section of flooring and any backing material. Apply a vinyl-flooring adhesive with a small-notched trowel and secure the replacement piece, going over the seam with a vinyl floor sealer.