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 flooring.
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 underlayment back.
Sub Floor Repair
Use WW Henry subfloor skimcoat compound not self-leveling compound. We want to fill our low spot, not level. If, you need help with this operation. Referr to our subfloor prepparation page to learn how to apply skimcoat compound.
Allow skimcoat to dry overnight.
Check skimcoat 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
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