Repairing Laminate Flooring Chips – Originating as a company making lacquered boards to the shipbuilding business, Alloc started production of high heeled laminate flooring in 1992. Back in 1996 it introduced a mechanical locking system which allows the laminate boards to be laid without glue. Initially, most laminate flooring replicated just the most in-demand wood flooring. As laminate grew in popularity, however, other appearances were introduced, such as exceptionally realistic marble and stone.
Unlike solid wood or engineered wood flooring products which are usually nailed or glued into the sub floor, laminate flooring opens onto the sub floor. The individual strips or boards of many laminate systems snap together while others do require the application of the small amount of glue across the joints.
3 ways to repair
Unlike conventional hardwood flooring, laminate flooring do not require periodic sanding and refinishing. The top protective coating is all that is needed. Unlike hardwood flooring, there’s no need to polish your laminate flooring. You can just wash it using the wet cloth and vacuum cleaner to dust the dirt out.
light scratches on hardwood
Cleaning up dust or loose dirt is easily done using a dust mop or vacuum; to get more in-depth cleaning, use a damp mop or damp towel, but don’t saturate or allow water to stand on the floor. Don’t use abrasives or scouring powder, polishes, or waxes. Wash the floor before starting you begin the projected work.
Designers recommend laminate for the upscale look without an upscale price. Homeowners may make a home a home, adhere to a budget AND get a warm wood look. Designed with a tough and durable wear layer, it’s a lot stronger than most installed solid hardwood flooring, vinyl’s, and carpeting. It stands up much better to dents and scratches that the softer surface of solid hardwood flooring, and is a much better surface to in.