What to do if the laminate lifts off the floor?

Once the laminate has quirks, this does not look very nice anymore. But it is even worse if the doors can not close properly because the laminate has lifted off the floor. In this case, the laminate floor even bulges. Here it is important to find and remedy the causes, usually in the form of moisture.

There are a number of possible reasons why a laminate floor will lift off the floor immediately or after years. If the floor bulges, the following causes can be responsible:

  • The distance from the laminate floor to the wall is too small. At least 10 to 15 millimeters should be kept away from the wall when laying the floor.
  • The covering can also lift off the ground if the expansion joints with other floor coverings, pipes or door frames have been set too low.
  • Moisture in all forms (for example due to leaked liquids or when cleaning) can also be the cause.
  • A common cause is even even ground, which was not sufficiently leveled before laying the laminate floor.

How to avoid corrugation in the laminate floor

It is very important to pay attention to a clean and even surface before laying a new floor. On a running meter, the difference in height should be no more than about three millimeters. Special attention should also be paid to the fact that no moisture can penetrate the laminate floor from the ground. You can effectively prevent this with a vapor barrier. When maintaining the floor care should be taken to ensure that not too much moisture in the form of cleaning water reaches the floor covering. In addition, you should immediately remove spilled liquids from the floor, so that they can not penetrate into the joints between the boards. Alternatively, you can also seal the joints. When laying, pay attention to the recommended wall clearances as well as the distances to heating pipes or other objects in a room. If you want to use components such as doorstops, you should never screw them directly to the laminate.

If there is even a wave in the ground

Under certain circumstances, even subsequently incurred damages can still be remedied. If, for example, the wall clearance has been kept too low and the flooring is now resting against one of the walls in the room, you can rework it by hand. In addition, under certain circumstances, the individual boards can be replaced at the edge of the soil when wave formation, if this is caused by moisture penetrated. If there is another cause for the wave formation, you may be able to cut off the edge boards of the flooring to get a greater distance from the wall and eliminate the problem in this way.

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