I have a room about 14 x 20 with laminate floor in it, I have a chip about
the size of half a dime. It is about 3 feet from the starter side
I am considering an attempt to cut the plank out (or part of it ) & gluing a
new piece in it's place. Has anyone ever tried this? I hate to have to pull
it all up( & baseboards) to get to it.
Something to think about, IIRC laminate flooring floats. If you cut out a
chunk the replacement chunk may float at a different level than the rest of
the floor. Typically these floors are setting on top of a vapor barrier and
a closed cell pad.
Hardwood flooring that is nailed down is often repaired in the manner you
Use a brad point bit to drill out chip, leaving a round hole(say 1/2"). Take
care not to drill through the underlayment. Cut a plug (with a plug cutter)
matching size (say 1/2") from leftover material, glue flush. If you match
grain/pattern carefully, the repair will be almost invisible.
in article firstname.lastname@example.org, longshot at
email@example.com wrote on 3/23/05 7:08 AM:
Different manufacturers sell putties and repair products to help hide
small damaged areas and blemishes. Armstrong has information online on how
to repair their laminate floors. Essentially, you need to cut out the
offending board, and replace it with a new one by removing the back side of
the tongue and gluing it into place. This is, however, a permanent repair
and can be done only once. For greater detail in this procedure go to
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