If you have laminate floors in your home or office space, then you probably already know they are not supposed to get wet. Laminate flooring has been a popular choice for some time because it is affordable, easy to install, and it looks nice. It’s very durable over time and comes in a lot of different looks and styles. In this article we’ll cover how to fix laminate floor water damage.
However, it is not made to get saturated with water. A little dampness or small spills are fine, but if you have flooding or anything that causes a lot of water to sit on the floors for a long time, you can have damage you need to repair or replace.
Let’s review how to fix laminate floor water damage:
- The first step is always to stop whatever is causing the water. If it’s a leak, fix it. If it’s a pipe, seal or replace it. If it was flooding, you will need to get the water removed ASAP and the area completely dried out.
- Once you have stopped it from getting any wetter, the next step is to determine how much laminate needs repair. You may have only a small patch, or a large area, or the entire room, depending on what caused the water damage in the first place. Knowing how much damage you have is key to repairing it.
- Remove all the damaged planks. Before you begin, gather all of your tools and make sure you know how to remove the damaged planks without hurting the ones that are still good.
- Replace all the damaged planks with new planks. Bam! Now, you’re all done.
While we hope these tips are helpful in knowing what to do about laminate floor water damage, we also recommend you call in the experts if the job is too big for you to handle. Sometimes it’s possible to do more damage while trying to fix it and you’ll just need to call in the pros in the end anyway.
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