Well, my father's best intentions of pulling up the carpet, leaving the underpadding and then putting back down the vinyl runner really hurt me in the end. I know he meant well when he insisted I do it, but now that is has come time to pull up the underpadding and the runner, I see thousands of holes (well, it seems like that) running 2 feet by 9 feet up my front hallway. I am not sure why this runner was made of titanian vinyl nibbs (another exaggeration), but now I have the uneviable task of either trying to fix it myself or call in an expert.
Since the rest of the floor (and there is a lot of it) is pristine under the carpet, I am not sure if I can only do a strip that is damaged or I have to redo the entire floor? Sigh.