How to Repair Laminate Flooring
Laminate Flooring is an attractive, durable kind of flooring made to withstand anything if your home is filled with younger children, pets and maybe the odd Lockdown arts and crafts. However, if any problems comes up, such as water damage or scratches, you’re going to notice straight away.
Here at Floor Coverings Local, we have a guide on how to repair laminate flooring.
How to Repair Laminate Flooring Water Damage
If installed properly, laminate flooring can stand up to the occasional spills that are removed quickly. However, if they’re submerged or it stays in contact with water long enough, they can swell and break down. Water damaged boards cannot be fixed, but they can be replaced. This can be hard to come by, especially of you live in a house where the flooring was already fitted before you moved in.
If possible, try and contact the contractors who built the property as they could have some replacements, but also contact Floor Coverings Local who are the flooring wizards when it comes to Laminate Flooring – we can design flooring boards that look identical to the original product, so really, you wouldn’t even notice if the board was replaced to begin with.
Fixing the Lifts in Laminate Flooring
A change of temperature, moisture and improper installation of the boards will cause them to lift. Improper installation often means the laminate flooring wasn’t installed with enough space around the perimeter, and the boards expanded and pressed against the walls as they acclimated to your room. If this is the case, use a chisel or a putty knife and hammer to pry off the baseboards or moulding, which will take the pressure off the laminate.
The laminate may settle back into place. In some cases, however, the last row of boards may need to be removed, trimmed and put back into place. They should be weighed down with something heavy for about 24 hours to help them settle.
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