Steps To Save The Laminate Flooring From Water Damage

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Laminate Flooring is consistently attracting homeowners because of its’ striking look, durability and toughness. People all across the world including Auckland highly cherish laminate flooring due to its capabilities like resistance against scratch, resistance against wear,  extensive load bear, etc.

Despite qualifying all the parameters of idol flooring, there’s just single exception “water” where the laminate flooring misses the mark. As per the experts of laminate flooring in Auckland, the laminate flooring and water have a sort of complicated relationship.

Although laminate floorings are designed to bear occasional pills, the consistent interaction of laminate floorings with water oftentimes leads the flooring to acquire damages. This happens because of the composition of laminate flooring breakdown due to its super saturation with water.

There are certain signs that can be observed in laminate floorings due to the water damage. These signs include Bubbling, Splitting, Buckling, Cracking, discoloring, cupping, etc.

Our expert of laminate flooring in Auckland here depicts some of the steps that can be adopted to save laminate floorings against water-attack. The steps are as follows:-

·       Spot The Source

The foremost step in saving the laminate floorings against water damage is to find the root cause of the problem. For this, you should find the source of flooding and leaking. The adoption of any measure will merely get into vain if the water continues contacting the laminate flooring.

·       Inspect The Damaged Parts

As per our flooring expert in Auckland, the second step in regard to saving the laminate flooring should be the inspection of the damaged part. To do this, you should carefully notice the water damaged places and spot them using a marker, sticky notes, etc. By following this procedure, you will be able to know the extent of damage caused by the water.

·       Get the Tools Arranged

If you’re handy with do-it-yourself projects, then you can fix the damage of laminate flooring on your own, but make sure you have all of the tools and materials you’ll need to begin. In other cases, if you’re calling the expert of laminate flooring then you need not worry about the tools.

·       Remove The Laminate Planks

As every plank of the laminate flooring is a single unit, therefore you just have to remove the damaged planks and replace them with the new ones. For this, you should snoop up the planks as well as the baseboards with the help of appropriate tools to uncover the bare floor beneath. There are some types of laminate flooring that are tough to disassemble, but timber flooring is the one that provides ease of assembly and disassembly. Due to the easy prying, Timber Flooring is one of the most preferred floorings in Auckland.

·       Replace The Damaged Planks.

After getting the damaged laminate flooring removed, you have to put a new one at its place. Ensure that you replace them with the same kind of laminate flooring. In addition to this, our Flooring experts in Auckland also suggest retaining the same manufacturer of Laminate flooring you chose earlier. By doing this, you will get the color, type, and quality that would go well with your already installed laminate flooring.

In reference to this step, our expert shared an instance of his client in Auckland who had a timber flooring at his home in Auckland that got damaged due to water. On getting to the same manufacturer, he amazingly got the flooring identical to what was already installed at his house.

·       Re-Install The Laminate Flooring

Once you get the laminate flooring that matches your already installed flooring, you can start the installation work. For this, you should gather all the tools and adhesives in prior. If you’re installing the laminate flooring in water prone areas, then let the floor dry before getting it installed.


Thus, this was the step by step solution to install the laminate floorings at water damaged places. If you’ve got your laminate floorings damaged then follow these steps for a perfect fit.

Experience the best quality laminate flooring in Auckland of various styles, shapes, and types from Prime Floors. Choose to adorn your home or office with the stylish laminate flooring at affordable prices today.

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