Laminate floors are made to withstand the normal wear-and-tear of daily life. Laminate flooring in general will give you many more years of enjoyment than carpet, plus you have the look of the hardwood without spending all that money.
However, nothing lasts forever. If your laminate flooring happened to get damaged, it is much easier to repair than hardwood flooring. There is no sanding or refinishing involved since laminate flooring is a thin veneer. A small dent or scratch can be repaired using a laminate flooring repair kit.
How To Repair Laminate Flooring
Small problems such as scratches can be masked with a colored marker. Find a permanent market in a similar color to mask minor scratches, worn edges, blemishes, and imperfections. Repeat as needed.
For more visible dents or scratches you need to use the color compound from a repair kit. They are available in a variety of colors to match your floor. Manufacturers have different conditions of use, so just in case, read their instructions before use.
Here is an example of how to repair your laminate floor using the Universal Repair Kit.
Repair Kit Instructions
- Clean surface
- Refer to the enclosed chart to identify the color formula that best matches your repair (you can custom mix any color desired).
- Pre-mixed filler colors are in the containers marked “A” to “E”.
- If mixing is required, use the empty container and spoon provided. Mix thoroughly.
- Apply the filler. Wipe off excess with a damp rug or paper towel.
- Allow to dry for 1 hour.
In case your floor plank or section is damaged to the point that compound will not fix it, your only choice is to replace the damaged planks.
Have you had a laminate flooring plank become damaged? How did you go about fixing it? Tell us in the comments below!