Laminate flooring is becoming more popular in Australia. Many homeowners have laminate flooring because of its durability, sleekness, and tidiness. This type of flooring requires less maintenance compared to wood and carpet. Be that as it may, laminate flooring, like carpet and wood, has its fair share of advantages and disadvantages, too. And these advantages and disadvantages have an impact on the restoration of laminate flooring when it gets damaged by water.
Laminate flooring is generally resistant to water damage. For example, when you accidentally spill juice on laminate flooring and immediately wipe it up, then it does no damage to the floor. When big damage occurs like flooding, the result may be different as it becomes saturated with water. Flooding may result in damage like warping and cracking.
There are several indications that your laminate flooring has been damaged. The indicators include warping and cracking as mentioned above, swollen plank edges, excessive splitting, cupping, buckling, and crowning. These indicators, if they are present on your laminate flooring after water damage, mean you can no longer rectify the problem. The flooring must be replaced. The only good side of it is that you do not have to replace all of it.
Unlike carpet, laminate flooring is composed of different numerous pieces. When a carpet gets damaged by water, it needs to be replaced entirely. This is not the same with laminate flooring because you only need to replace the boards and planks that have been affected.
When your laminate flooring has been damaged by flooding or water, you should talk to a professional restoration company before you start any kind of repair or restoration. With All Aces Services, we can assess the damage and recommend a plan on repair and restoration. We have the latest technology to accurately determine the moisture level to be removed from the structure.
When you see the symptoms of damage, make sure that the source of leak or moisture is cut off. If the leak comes from within your walls, make sure you talk to a restoration professional. The next thing to do is to identify the damaged planks to be replaced.
When you pry the planks loose, make sure you use a crowbar or circular saw and pull out the whole unit including the baseboard. Clean the area below the floor that needs replacement before you install a new plank. Tackle the problem with one-by-one basis. Do not remove several planks at once. Make sure the new installation matches the flooring. Otherwise, a mismatch may show the big difference and it will make your floor look old.
There are times when there are problems underneath your laminate flooring that you cannot discover. It is important that you talk to a laminate floor water damage specialist like All Aces Services. We can identify the problem and provide for a complete solution that will surely make restore your laminate flooring!