How to Stop Laminate Flooring From Separating

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How to Stop Laminate Flooring From Separating
Laminate flooring boards need an adhesive to stay together. (Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

Laminate flooring has a structural weakness at the ends that causes it to separate over time, especially when the room where the flooring was installed in experiences a large amount of traffic. To prevent the ends from separating again, you must use adhesive glue that has been proven effective for laminate flooring. You may buy this adhesive in the flooring section of any hardware store. If you don't glue the boards together, you'll most likely end up with the same problem again in at least a couple of days after kicking the boards back together.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Laminate flooring glue

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Squeeze the container with laminate adhesive on the tongue of one of the ends that have separated from each other. You don't necessarily have to use glue on both ends.

  2. 2

    Remove all heavy objects from the area you want to work on. Weight might cause the ends to separate while the glue still doesn't mature.

  3. 3

    Push one of the affected boards toward the other one, allowing the boards to lock together in place. Place a stopper behind the board you pushed to keep it pressed against the other one.

  4. 4

    Wipe off any excess glue that came over the edges. Wait for the glue to dry completely before placing everything where it was if you removed anything

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