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Laminate Flooring Repair How To’s Guide

Flooring is an important part of any building. It covers a large surface area and can be quite expensive to replace in its entirety. Laminate flooring is among the most durable types of flooring available today; however, even such a strong flooring material can show the signs of wear and tear with time and regular use. To ensure that your home’s laminate flooring serves you for as long as possible while still maintaining its appealing look and finish, we have come up with a list of easy do-it-yourself laminate flooring repair how to’s.

Read the tips below and use them to make routine repairs on your home’s laminate flooring to keep it in tip-top condition, always.

Minor Scratches And Chips

Laminate flooring is fairly resistant to scratches and chips. However, with time and regular use, you might notice a scratch or chip here and there. Our first tip in our laminate flooring repair how to’s guide is on how to address these minor but noticeable dents. It is recommended that you go out and purchase a laminate repair kit. Repair kits come in a variety of colours to ensure that they perfectly match the existing flooring. Use a putty knife to spread the wax or putty over the scratches and wipe away any excess wax using a piece of cloth.

Replacing Boards Closer To The Walls

In case one of the boards closer to the walls sustains extensive damage, it is still possible for you to replace it and repair the condition of the entire floor by following a few simple steps in our laminate flooring repair how to’s guide. First and foremost, you should remove the moulding on the wall closest to the damaged laminate board. Proceed by removing the boards closest to the wall as you work your way in, towards the damaged board. Be careful as you do this to avoid damaging other parts of the floor. Once you get to the damaged board, remove it and replace it with a new one. Install the boards you previously removed moving out towards the wall; the moulding should be installed last.

Replacing Hard To Reach Boards

Sometimes the damaged boards that need to be replaced are located further away from the surrounding floors making it quite difficult to replace using the above method described in our laminate flooring repair how to’s guide. However, it is still possible for you to replace them and maintain your laminate floor in top condition. After you have identified the board to be replaced, mark and cut out the centre. You can drill holes at about 2.5 cm away from each other moving in from the marked edges to make cutting easier.

The next step in our laminate flooring repair how to’s guide is to remove the centre and then cut out from the hole towards the outer edges of the remaining part of the board. Remove all the remaining edges. Take your new board and cut away the tongue section. Apply floor glue to the bottom of the new board and put it in place; fitting the grooves to the tongues on the existing boards. Weight the board down using a heavy object for about 24 hours to allow the glue to dry.

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