How to repair water damaged laminate flooring
Laminate flooring is actually a durable layer of wood. Water is the greatest enemy for this kind of flooring. This flooring should not be exposed to water for a long time.
The good news is that the damaged section can be repaired easily. Consider the below DIY guide on how to repair the damaged section of the laminate flooring:
Step OneThe first step that you need to undertake is to locate the damaged section on the laminate flooring. Gather the working tools such as hammer, crow bar, nails chisel and a drawing pencil. After gathering all the required tools, you can then use the crow bar to remove the damaged floorboards. In case it is difficult to pull up the damaged floorboards with a crow bar, try to gouge a grip line for the crow bar to pass by use of hammer and a chisel.
Step TwoAfter you create an avenue to the damaged part on the flooring, you will be able to see underlying materials that could have caused the damage. Try to scoop them up and do the replacement. You are also likely to find vapour barrier around this damaged section, which you have to remove too.
Step ThreeIt is now time to replace the damaged boards with new ones. Make sure that you design a layout that looks exactly like the old one. Do not alter the original pattern of the flooring. With the help of a pencil, you can now mark those crucial parts where you will cut along.
Step FourYou should now cut the floorboards carefully following the marks that you made with a pencil. Lay down those floorboards into position and make sure that they match with the current design that you have created. You are supposed to lay tongues of floorboards one at a time and make use of nails to join them. Each tongue of floorboard that you lay must be nailed to the neighbouring one. You are supposed to continue this way until you cover the whole of the damaged area. You may decide to go lengthy wise, or width wise it is your choice.
Step FiveYou need now to examine your work by ensuring that all the parts of the flooring are in the same level. Concentrate much on the part that you have repaired and make sure that there is no fault. This way, you will have done your job and returned the laminate flooring into its normal undamaged condition.
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Colin Mcdonald writes on behalf of Floors 2 Go - Kitchen Flooring