Repair a Water-Damaged Laminate Floor with this easy ‘how to’ guide. Though laminate flooring is durable, it can be damaged by excessive exposure to water, either through a spill, a plumbing leak or even excessively wet mopping over time. This damage can show up as discoloration, warping, buckling or the appearance or smell of mold and mildew. An experienced DIYer can make these repairs in an afternoon, with a bit of patience and the proper materials.
Design a layout for the replacement boards that mimics those that were removed. Stagger the seaming in keeping with the established pattern. Mark the necessary cuts with a pencil line.