Laminate flooring is one of the most durable materials on the market, but as tough as it is, you still may find yourself facing a chipped laminate tile due to something heavy and sharp dropping on the floor. You'll be relieved to learn there's a proper way to fix a chip or a deep scratch in laminate tile, and it will only take a few minutes to fix the flaw in your laminate tile floor.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Things you need
- Laminate floor finishing putty
- Small putty knife
Match the colour of your floor by taking a scrap of flooring or the brand and name of the colour to the hardware store when you purchase the laminate floor finishing putty. The store will have colour swatches of the putty; if the same brand of flooring is carried by the store, the salesperson will be able to match specific shades of putty by name. This will enable you to fix the chipped spot without the repair being obvious afterward.
Sweep or vacuum the area where the chip is, taking care to remove all dust and debris.
Apply a small amount of laminate floor finishing putty, using a putty knife to smooth the putty evenly into the chip.
Allow the putty to dry completely before using the floor for normal traffic. Your repair will last for the lifetime of your floor, under normal usage.
Tips and warnings
- Laminate floor repair putty can be found at all major flooring centres; Pergo and Bruce brand floors both make excellent products of this type.
- Laminated floor finishing putty is water based. Any excess can be wiped off with a damp cloth before it is allowed to dry.
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