How To Repair Your Laminate Flooring
How to repair your laminate flooring when damage occurs:
In the dreaded event that damage occurs to one of the planks, minor scratches or dents can be repaired using a laminate flooring touch up or color-fill kit available from most manufacturers. This special repair kit is a filler material color coordinated to match the color of your floor. When used properly, the repaired area is often invisible and the repaired area will be durable enough for foot traffic and wear just like the rest of your laminate flooring.
As always it is recommended to follow the manufacturer's directions.
For glueless laminate board replacement repairs, follow these guidelines.
Most glueless laminate floors can be assembled and disassembled several times. Glueless joints carefully disassembled will retain their original locking system during re-assembly.
New replacement planks should be acclimatized in the room that they will be laid in for at least 72 hours, to allow them to equalize to the conditions of the room where the replacement will take place.
Remove the baseboard, wall base, or quarter-round as needed to replace the damaged boards. Carefully take the flooring apart, 1 row at a time, by lifting the rows to detach them; then separating the individual boards.
Stack the individual planks in the proper order for re-installation, to eliminate the need to cut planks for start or end of the row lengths.
Replace the damaged board with a piece from the original installation.
Insert the properly acclimatized new planks along the outer edge of the original flooring installation during re-assembly. This minimizes the chance that a newer plank might stand out from the wear condition of the original installation.
Re-install the baseboard, wall base, or quarter round, and the replacement-repair is complete.
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