Cracks, divots and chips can happen to any laminate floor tile, and it’s not always easy to stop them from happening. Accidents do happen, and heavy objects do fall. What you need to remember is that even if your laminate floor does crack, you do have options.
Here is what to do when you have a crack in your laminate flooring.
Fix It Yourself
Some homeowners will opt for making the repairs themselves, and if the damage isn’t too extreme, then this is probably the easier choice. Many home improvement stores sell filler products to help get rid of small divots and chips in laminate floors.
If you have some planks left over from the floor’s installation, then you might be able to replace the cracked plank. The whole process takes about two hours, but you may want to go a little slower if you don’t have much experience. To do this repair, you will need:
- Wood glue
- Circular saw
- Table or router saw
- Extra plank
Call an Expert
If you don’t have the time or skill set to fix a crack in your laminate floor, you can always call a professional. In fact, homeowners usually prefer this option because it ensures that the tile will be fixed correctly. They save time because they don’t have to do the repair themselves, and they have a professional handling the repair, which means the repair will be done the right way.
This is also a better option if you don’t have any experience fixing cracks in laminate floors. If you choose to go at it alone, you could end up doing more damage. When you end up hiring the professional anyway, there will be more work to do, and it will be more expensive.