Question - How do you replace a damaged Pergo plank?

Answered by: Gloria Collins  |  Category: General  |  Last Updated: 23-06-2022  |  Views: 601  |  Total Questions: 6

To repair damaged laminate planks, start with drilling a ½” hole on each corner of the damaged laminate plank. You will want to be as close as possible to the plank end joints. Drill two or three more holes on each side of the damaged laminate plank approximately 4” to 5” from each other. Pergo laminate flooring is durable, but it won't hold up to everything. When you damage a single board, you have a few options for making the repair. Pergo floors aren't glued down, so you can always disassemble one to remove a damaged board. Laminate Repair Prices Laminate floor repair costs $320 to $1, 200, depending on what you need fixed. Water damage usually requires replacement of the damaged boards. Major water damage might mean a new install. Installing laminate floors cost $1, 500 to $4, 500. To repair damaged laminate planks, start with drilling a ½” hole on each corner of the damaged laminate plank. Remove the remaining pieces of the board by rocking them up and down. Be gentle and very careful during this step because you could cause damage to the laminate floor planks next to the damaged one. Expected Lifespan The average lifespan for laminate flooring is between 15 and 25 years, but it can vary from as short as 10 years to as long as 30 years. The difference in life expectancy depends on the quality of the flooring, whether it was properly installed and the amount of traffic it receives.

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The most common cause of edge-warping or buckling is water or dampness rising from the subfloor in conjunction with the lack of a sufficient moisture barrier. Buckling or warping can also be as a result of an inferior product construction. Laminate floor surfaces are laminated under extremely high pressure.

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If you ever need to replace a damaged vinyl plank in a floating plank floor, the steps are very easy. Cut through the corner of the damaged plank with the utility knife. Warming the area with a heat gun makes the plank release more easily. Work your way along the plank carefully lifting it off the adhesive.

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Sunlight & Heat One of the major causes of buckling in vinyl plank flooring is expansion and contraction of the material. As the material becomes warmer, it can expand slightly, causing the floor to buckle. In the colder weather, the opposite is true and the floor can contract, leaving gaps between two of the tiles.

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How to Repair Floating Vinyl Flooring. Floating vinyl floors are similar in installation to floating hardwood or laminate floors. The tiles or planks click together on the sides instead of adhering directly to the floor beneath them. If a vinyl tile gets damaged in some way, it needs to be replaced, not patched.

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If there is still moisture trapped between the pieces, dry it out with a rag or wait until it is dry. Squeeze some of the caulking into the void between the vinyl tiles. Use the putty knife to push the caulking down into the gap so that it fills any potential voids that could be under the edges of the vinyl tiles.

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The lifetime of a floor goes through repairs, reuse and general maintenance and this requires that the laminate floor be removed for certain purposes once in a while. Simple tools and a gentle hand will lift the laminate planks with minimal damage, so they may be reused.