Laminate Floor Repair

How To Carry Out Laminate Floor Repair – Laminate flooring was invented in 1977 and it has continued to grow in popularity ever since. This product resembles hardwood as its composition and construction is extremely hard. It has an aluminum oxide wear layer and an inner layer made of melamine resin and fiber board. It has a clear protective layer that makes it very classic and attractive. Although these floors are of high quality and durable, they do need repairs once in a while. Here are some tips on laminate floor repair.These floors may get scratches, dents or breakages that need repairing. Touch up kits to deal with minor scratches and dents are available. Such kits may contain crayons, acrylic, pencils, putty, wax and latex among others. All you require is to follow the instructions on these kits.Small gouges can be filled using matching epoxy filler. However, if the board is badly damaged, replacement may be required. This can be done by removing the molding near the floorboard then removing all the boards leading to the damaged one. After removing the damaged one, click a new one into place then back track to replace all the boards leading to the mold. Use a hammer to pound the mold back into place.Sometimes the boards buckle or peak as a result of increased tension around the walls. Time or weather makes the floor to expand and there is no more room for expansion. To solve this problem you need to minimize tension among the boards. Remove the molding surrounding the laminate flooringand save it for later use. Remove the original spacers and install small ones before gently pressing down on the peak. Then use a hammer to pound back the molding into place.Some boards can also fade over time especially if they are located in high traffic areas. The faded laminates can be replaced to restore the beauty of the floor. This can be done by purchasing a few replacement boards. It is important to carry one of the good existing boards when purchasing so that you match the color as much as possible.Creaky and bouncy boards can also be repaired. They become creaky and bouncy when they expand by taking in moisture. They no longer fit in their space and therefore lift off the subfloor making it feel springy underfoot. Try running the central heating or dehumidifier to dry such boards and make them shrink back. If this does not work, you could trim the floor with a special saw to make it fit again.

The laminates can also be damaged by water when subjected to prolonged or excessive dampness. Remove the damaged sections using a chisel and hammer. Remove the underlayment or vapor barrier of the damaged material. Ensure that the place is dry before replacing the underlayment. Finally replace the damaged laminates with new matching ones.

Laminate flooring has many advantages and that is why it has become so popular. Firstly, it is classic, beautiful, hygienic, affordable, easy to clean and maintain. Laminate floor repair is also easy and affordable. It is also durable and thus gives you real value for your money.


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Aug 07, 2012 by McKinley Slade

Very well-written. We had laminate floor repair last year and we just used touch up kits for minor scratches and dents.

Laminate Flooring Inc, 848-480-6156 9TH AV New York NY, 10036 USA 5.0 5.0 1 1 Very well-written. We had laminate floor repair last year and we just used touch up kits for minor scratches and dents.

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