Re: Kitchen Floor Help
What you describe sounds like coved base, where the flooring is rolled up the face of cabinet toe-kicks. While maybe being a little easier to clean, IMHO, it does not look very good and quickly dates the kitchen.
As for "repairs", about all you can do is put a sealer on small nicks and seams. If you cut a patch out and replace it, you've just created a large area for water to get under the floor which will loosen the edges causing curl, delaminate the vinyl, and cause damage to the sub-floor if it's not concrete.
I suffer from CDO ... Its like OCD, but in alphabetical order, LIKE IT SHOULD BE!!!