How To Fix Laminate Flooring That Is Lifting?

Lift the floor boards, starting along one wall, until you reach the lifted section.

Make repairs to the subfloor if needed.

Replace any damaged boards with new pieces and lay the floor back into its original position.

Use a wood block and hammer to tap the rows together snugly so that they are less likely to separate.

What causes laminate floors to lift?

A lift in your laminate floor can also be caused by the way the floor’s planks or joints were fitted together upon installation. If they were hammered or tapped together too tightly, this can lead to a “peaking” and then a warping in the boards. The lifting can also be due to something as simple as an uneven subfloor.

Can you fix swollen laminate flooring?

Proper Repair of Swollen Laminate

Laminate flooring that swells due to moisture should be disassembled and new pieces installed. To do this, remove the baseboard or quarter round and then take the flooring apart one row at a time until you reach the swollen section of flooring.

Can you lift and relay laminate flooring?

Can I Reuse and Relay Laminate Flooring? Removing tongue and groove laminate flooring is not a hard thing to do. The relamination process is a fairly simple project to undertake. Simple tools and a gentle hand will lift the laminate planks with minimal damage, so they may be reused.

How do you fix spongy laminate flooring?

Foam Away Spongy Spots. Soft spots in a laminate floor can be caused by an uneven sub-floor or improper installation of flooring underlayment. For quick repairs of soft spots in your laminate floor use an air inflation needle or a syringe (used to blow up sports balls) on a can of spray foam.