How to fix a chip on a laminated wood floor

Laminate flooring is a synthetic wood flooring that offers the look of a hardwood floor at considerably less cost and with far easier installation. The flooring is protected by its top layer of melamine resin, which provides a hard finish that resists damage such as chips and scratches. If a place on the flooring nonetheless is somehow chipped, it will need to be repaired to maintain the beauty of the floor. Instead replacing the damaged board or making any other major type of modification, you can patch a chip on a laminated wood floor at very little cost.

Sand the chip on your floor lightly with a piece of 300-grit sandpaper to smooth it. Do not extend the sanding outside of the chipped area.

Dampen a paper towel in rubbing alcohol and rub it along the affected area to remove any dust left from sanding.

Lift a small amount of laminate repair putty from your container with a putty knife, and apply it to the damaged surface.

Clean the putty knife and smooth the surface with the underside of the knife. Allow the patched surface to dry overnight.


Choose a laminate repair paste or putty as close in colour to your laminate flooring as possible. The closer you can match the colour, the less noticeable the patched area will be.

Things You'll Need

  • Laminate repair putty
  • Putty knife
  • 300-grit sandpaper
  • Paper towel
  • Rubbing alcohol
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Mikhail Polenin has been working with computers since 1997. His experience also expands to astrophysics, masonry, electricity and general appliance repair. He's written about various different subjects regarding astrophysics and electrical circuits for various online publications. Polenin attended the New World School of the Arts and the University of Florida.