I did it, my fault. We moved a commercial stove and tore the vinyl flooring. The customer wants me to turn it into my insurance company. I have a $5,000.00 deductible. The part we damaged is about 6' by 6 '. There are at least 2 layers, probably another below those 2. I will fix our mistake. What is the best way to fix it? Remove the metal strips, cut the vinyl to the wooded floor? Then glue the new vinyl down and install new strips? Or buy a box of 12" square tile? Remember this is a commercial kitchen, in front of the stove. I am concerned about the kitchen grease getting in the cracks of the tile, and then lifting the tile.
Any suggestions? The closest licensed floor contract is 65 miles North, or 75 miles west or 80 miles east or 85 miles south.