Note: Some vinyl flooring installed before the mid-1970s may contain asbestos. If your flooring was installed before this time, consult your local home and building center for instructions on removing it safely.
To remove a damaged vinyl tile, use a blow dryer on the 'hot' setting on the damaged tile until it becomes malleable. Placing a piece of tin foil on the vinyl tile can speed this up. Then, run a putty knife along the seams to separate it from any other tiles. Place the putty blade under the edge of the damaged vinyl tile and pry it off the subfloor. Scrape the old adhesive off the subfloor, starting at the edges and working towards the center. Now you are ready to install the new vinyl tile. Once glued and in place, roll with a rolling pin and remove any excess adhesive with a damp cloth. Stay off the spot for at least 8 hours.