Francine Booker Flooring November 27th, 2018 - 07:15:35
I repair or replace a couple warped floorboards in our kitchen. So this is laminate flooring, which is well known to not be very water resistant and my nephew was over and he is about three years old and had a bottle of bubbles which he actually dropped and it got wiped up pretty quickly. But because it was like soapy water and if I remember correctly, soapy water has very little surface tension, so it really soaked in really quickly like it didn't bead. On top. It just went right underneath through the boards and then that by the end of the day after it's all dried, we had this work because the whoops spot right here, it's kind of hard to see how bad it is.
But if I take this water bottle, which is sealed so can't make it worse, you can kind of see how much warp that is again see how you can see how much the bottle like moves side to side where, if you put it in this corner, its Solid, so that just kinda shows you how high the boards aren't here like I said it's just really hard to see, but they swelled up pretty bad. So this board here, which goes through the cabinets, this full-length board and then another full-length board need to be replaced.
Let belief they still sell the flooring that this was made out of, and so I was able to buy a box of it and we'll be able to take a couple panels out and replace those. If you have older flooring and you cannot get the same flooring boards, what I'd recommend doing is like you can kind of see you can kind of see where it is, and it is basically dead center in the kitchen. So if you have something like this, where it's in a very high traffic area or a couple boards that maybe they don't have to be replaced, but they're kind of you to know swollen and are going to be a problem there, what you can do is you can Pull them up and then move them to a location.
That's maybe a little Morgan gets spic Luis if you can put in a different spot. That has a carpet like a rug like right. Here we got this like a mat. We put right in front of where the sink is. You know you move those boards a different spot or at least separate them. So you know this. One here is somewhere, but not next to another swollen board. So it's not as obvious or you know. You can't know what I mean so the first step is what I got to do.