Although it’s generally more resistant to heavy traffic and wear and tear than natural wood, laminate wood floors can still suffer damage over time. Stiletto heels and heavy chairs are both notorious enemies to laminate floor, and accidents can happen when moving furniture or machinery.
Another problem with laminate floor can be the movement of the floor over time. Most of the time laminate floor is fitted without nails and glue and any variation in temperature or humidity can mean that the boards warp, expand, contract and move around. You may also find that over time the floor starts to show gaps between the boards or around the doors and edges. In this instance we may be able to replace a few boards but if the floor has been down for a few years it might be worth considering having a whole new floor. Laminate flooring doesn’t tend to cost as much as hardwood flooring and it may be worth considering having the entire floor replaced.
If you have a commercial premises like a shop or shopping mall you will probably have chosen laminate flooring over hardwood flooring because it is more resistance to things like stilettos and trolleys. If the floor encounters heavy footfall it is very likely that over time it will need to be replaced – whether it’s the entire floor or the section of flooring that endures the most wear we will be able to help. We can generally work around your business opening times as well so at your quieter times or when the business is closed. If it is a big job this may not always be possible but we will do our best to accommodate you.
If you find yourself in a situation where you need repairs to your laminate flooring, we can help. We have a huge choice of colors and finishes to choose from so it should be a relatively easy fix but if the laminate flooring has been discontinued by your original supplier it may be more complicated. If this is the case, we’ll advise you on all the options available before undertaking any repair work.
The best thing to do is get in touch with us and arrange a time for us to come out and take a look at the floor and assess what needs to be done. We will provide you with an estimate for all of the options available to you.