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repairing a laminate floor

My delightful child has decided it is infinitely preferable to pour the contents of the teapot into the aspidistra rather than down the sink . Don't ask me why , the logic escapes me . Anyway the upshot is that I came downstairs this morning to a floor swimming in water (or tea) and a very soggy plant . I've cleaned the mess up but it has left a couple of the planks of my newly laid laminate floor with bubbled up edges . I will leave it a couple of days to fully dry out but if it does not improve it will have to come up and be fixed . I have plenty of spare planks and it is towards an edge not slap bang in the middle . Has anyone done this ? How hard is it likely to be ?

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most laminate is click flooring nowadays,you can in theory lift it all up and relay in a new house if you wanted so repair by lifting the damaged pieces and use your spare pieces

What the person above said, it really isn't that hard.

Edit: just try not to break the part of the planks that slot into each other.
Edited by: "Rid1" 6th Sep 2016

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Thanks guys . I was hoping someone else might have some experience . I know I can do it because I laid the thing in the first place. My concern is the click locks . I don't want to have to take the whole floor up for the sake of three planks . I hope it dries out fully but my gut feeling is it is gonna have to come up

Think you will need to take it up from my experience, a few planks I had to replace due to the clicking mechanism braking but it was a fairly easy task.
PS the aspidistra will love the tea my grandma always fed it to hers.

And get some deep plant saucers for all your plants

I had a big gouge in the middle of my floor. Taking it up would have been too big a job. I ended up using a multitool to cut out the offending piece and removed the lip off the new piece so it clicked in on one edge and layed flat on the other. I then glued it down on the non click edge.

It has worked OK but one side does stand slightly proud. If you can take up the floor to get to the bad bit then do that but of you have had skirting put up after the floor you may need to do what I did.

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hutchir9

Think you will need to take it up from my experience, a few planks I had … Think you will need to take it up from my experience, a few planks I had to replace due to the clicking mechanism braking but it was a fairly easy task. PS the aspidistra will love the tea my grandma always fed it to hers.


The aspidistra has never looked better !
Edited by: "psychobitchfromhell" 7th Sep 2016

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chocci

And get some deep plant saucers for all your plants


I thought they were deep enough . Now even deeper

psychobitchfromhell

I thought they were deep enough . Now even deeper


Must have been a big teapot

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chocci

Must have been a big teapot


Over several days too . Poor plant is used to neglect . It has never seen so much liquid . The only time it ever gets watered is when I empty the water tray from the condensing tumble dryer and I got rid of that just before christmas

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