If you are a frequent reader of our blog, you already know that Laminate and Hard Wood flooring are two completely different “animals”. Therefore, they behave differently when soaked with water. Read our “Saving Water-Damaged Wood Flooring”, post from yesterday, where we give you steps on how to fix water-damaged wood floors.
Even though Laminate flooring can have a similar appearance to solid hardwood or engineered hardwood, it is not the same type of material.
The majority of a laminate flooring plank is made with wood pulp, much like particleboard or MDF (medium-density fiberboard). This material is highly vulnerable to water damage and swells when it gets soaked, ruining the integrity of the material. Most laminate flooring that is water-damaged must be replaced.
If you have any Laminate flooring surfaces you’d like replaced due to water damage, get in touch with us. It might not be necessary to remove everything, and our expert team will look at the damage and see if it is possible to replace partially only the water-damaged laminate floors.