Laminate floor shiny patch!

Discussion in 'FAQ Section For Consumers' started by Vicky kyle, Mar 7, 2023.

  1. Vicky kyle

    Vicky kyle Active Member

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    Please can someone offer me advice as driving myself crazy. Got new laminate fitted in November and we recently got a chip :( I firstly used wax to fix the hole but then tried several things to clean the wax off! Long story short I’m left with a shiny patch around the chip! I can live with the chip but not the shiny patch! I don’t know if it’s the lacquer or something that’s come off? It’s very obvious in daylight and in the most obvious place in the hallway/kitchen. It’s a Matt floor. Please can someone offer some advice? Can I use something to get rid of this shine? It doesn’t appear to be coming off with anything (hot water, steam, vinegar, alcohol) so it’s like I need to cover it? Please help.
     
  2. HC&F

    HC&F Well-Known Member

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    Have you not got a spare board to swap it over?
     
  3. Vicky kyle

    Vicky kyle Active Member

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    Yes I do! I contacted the original joiner who laid the floor and he said it couldn’t be done as too risky to damage other boards??
     
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    I also asked him if we could lift up a few from the skirting boards but he said the way it was laid won’t allow that as no nearby points to lift up etc. I was hoping could just cut out the one board but he said it can’t be done…
     
  5. HC&F

    HC&F Well-Known Member

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    Yes it can be done, quite easily without touching the other boards
     
  6. HC&F

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    It can be done he obviously doesn’t know how, being a joiner a wouldn’t expect him to know
     
  7. Vicky kyle

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    Just the one board then
    hmm, just the one board? Just to confirm it’s laminate click flooring (howdens)
     
  8. Vicky kyle

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    Really? Would I need a floor fitter then?
     
  9. HC&F

    HC&F Well-Known Member

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    Yes just the one board can be replaced without taking it up. Yes a floor layer will be what you need not a joiner
     
  10. Vicky kyle

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    Thanks for your reply.
     
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    Anyone know what the shiny patch could be?
     
  12. Paul webb

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    That's providing he has left enough expansion gap
     
  13. HC&F

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    What’s expansion gap have to do with it? I mean replacing one board without unclicking them all
     
  14. merit

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    In our repair kit there’s two types of pad to buff the finish of the floor. One shines the finish and one dulls it depending on the level of sheen.
     
  15. merit

    merit Well-Known Member

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    But I would do a board replacement if you have spare. It’s simple enough
     
  16. Paul webb

    Paul webb Well-Known Member

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    On a lot of laminate you can split the floor by knocking it into the expansion gap, replace the board, then knock it back together
     
  17. Paul webb

    Paul webb Well-Known Member

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    Have you tried wd40?
     
  18. HC&F

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    I’m talking about replacing one board without touching any others or knocking anything into the expansion.
     
  19. Nick58

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    How do you do that then ?

    I'm actually interested (presume it involves cutting out and gluein in
     
  20. HC&F

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    Yea pretty much, certain cuts to remove without touching other boards & being able to get the locking system undone and the new piece to go in you need to modify the locking system on two sides and run a small bead of glue down them
     

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