How to Get a Small Dent Out of a Laminate Floor

Written by jay kurz
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Laminate flooring is a very popular choice for homeowners due to fact that it is scratch- and dent-resistant and it comes in mock wood, tile, ceramic and vinyl. Laminate flooring is also easier to install than most flooring because each plank snaps together tightly. Even though laminate flooring is more durable than most flooring materials, from time to time it may get a small dent or two. These dents can easily be repaired with a couple cheap supplies from your local hardware store.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • 100 grit sandpaper
  • Rags
  • Acetone
  • Laminate flooring putty
  • Putty knife
  • Tissue

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Sand away any loose or damaged laminate inside of the dent using 100 grit sandpaper. Thoroughly scuff and smooth out the inside of the dent.

  2. 2

    Remove any dust from the surface of the dent using a vacuum cleaner. Clean the inside of the dent with a rag and acetone to remove anything that will affect the bond of the putty. Let the area dry.

  3. 3

    Apply the matching laminate floor repair putty using a putty knife. Smooth the putty out so it's level with the surrounding laminate. Wipe away any excess putty around the dent using a rag that's damp with acetone. Let the putty harden.

  4. 4

    Using a clean soft tissue, rub the edges of the hardened putty to smooth it out.

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