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5 Tips to Get Your Laminate Flooring Back in Shape

If you’re feeling like your laminate flooring has seen better days, never fear! Floors are meant to be walked on, and if you’ve been running around your home barefoot over the last few years, there’s no doubt that some of your floors have taken the brunt of it. The good news is that there are many ways for floor repair in Dubai so you can get your floors back into tip-top shape again! We’ve compiled some helpful tips on how to do just that below. So go ahead and enjoy walking around your house barefoot again!


1) Prepare your laminate floor

When your laminate floor is peeling and bubbling, it’s time for floor repair. Before you break out a hammer or drill, make sure you’re ready with these tips

  • Unscrew any loose boards by hand.
  • Use a utility knife or wood chisel to remove the old laminate from the boards.
  • Clean the board surface using mineral spirits and steel wool.
  • Sand down the board using an orbital sander with 120-grit sandpaper.
  • Apply a coat of primer followed by two coats of sealer.

2) Fix the creaking laminate floor

The most common cause of creaking floors is a building settling on its foundation. This can actually be fixed by leveling out your floor, which will reduce and stop your floors from creaking. It’s generally an easy fix that you can do yourself if you know how to use a spirit level and a hammer properly. If leveling out isn’t an option, it could be that your laminate floor needs repair or has been damaged due to wear and tear over time.

3) Replace all broken tiles

Before you do anything else, replace all broken tiles or boards. First, take a close look at which piece of your floor is broken and remove it. Next, clean out the old glue residue with some acetone and wipe down your floor’s surface with a microfiber cloth. Finally, lay down a fresh layer of glaze by brushing on an even coat using a paintbrush. (Make sure you have gloves on during this step.) Let your floor dry completely before putting any weight on it.

4) Level out any unevenness

When you’re walking over your floor, you should barely notice any bumps or dips. If you’ve noticed that some areas are more bouncy than others, chances are there is unevenness underneath. To correct unevenness in your laminate floors, simply remove any carpet that may be covering it and carefully spread a layer of sand on top of these sections. Spread evenly so all areas are as level as possible before adding a new layer of laminate flooring.

5) Polish any scratches

Minor scratches and scuffs can be fixed by lightly rubbing them with fine-grit sandpaper, then applying a furniture polish or wood wax. For deeper scratches, use an electric sander to buff out as much of the damage as possible. Always take care not to sand too deeply, however; removing more than 1/16 from your laminate flooring will compromise its structural integrity. You may also want to consider replacing the affected board if it’s damaged on both sides or near the edge.

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