Laminate Floor Repair - How To
Learn how to perform an laminate floor repair.
Have a bounce or hollow space under your Laminate floating floor?
Loose laminate wood flooring?
Do a wood floor repair, before it becomes a bigger problem.
The main cause for this problem - subfloor not flat to tolerance.
Fix this problem right away and avoid the domino effect it can create.
Here's how to do a Click and Lock laminate floor repair.
Locate the center of the problem
- Determine how big your wood floor repair area is. Find the piece located in the
center, then tag it.
This is where you will need to do a sub floor repair
Number Your Laminate Flooring
- Locate the final row and the last piece that was installed. Place masking tape onto
each laminate flooring board starting from the final piece all the way back to the
beginning row of the problem area.
An important step in this wood floor repair is to number each piece, to prevent
any mix-up when you re-assemble your laminate flooring. If, your laminate flooring is
all one length, then your cut pieces are the most important to keep in order.
Remove your flooring
- Remove your baseboard or shoe molding. Then continue with your laminate floor
repair, by beginning to remove your laminate flooring.
Do a reverse installation. Using your floor puller, insert the floor
puller under the final row in the middle. Pull it up slightly, then use your hand
to push down on the previous row. This will unlock your laminate
After you have removed the final row. You can now finish removing the rest of the
laminate flooring, by using your hands to pull it up. When your complete, roll your
Sub Floor Repair
- Use Henry 547 universal patch and skim coat
compound not self-leveling compound. We want to fill our low spot, not
level. If, you need help with this operation. Refer to our subfloor preparation page to learn how to
apply skim coat compound.
Allow skim coat to dry overnight.
Check skim coat for moisture, before re-installing your laminate wood floors.
Refer back to our subfloor preparation
page. If you need help with this operation.
Re-Installation of Laminate Flooring
- Clean your subfloor, lay back the underlayment then re-install your
laminate flooring in the order you have labeled them. Re-install your baseboards or
shoe moldings to complete your laminate floor repair. And Enjoy your Laminate
flooring, now that you rid the annoying bounce.
- Check to see if your laminate hardwood flooring is sitting tight to your
subfloor by simply applying pressure.
You should notice only a 1/8" movement, thickness of underlayment.
For other hardwood floor repair solution visit our wood floor repair - wood finish page.
For Engineered glue down flooring, wood floor repair solution visit our engineered hardwood floor repair page.
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