At Frank’s, we have a huge choice of laminate flooring that is beautiful, low maintenance and can last for many years to come. With that in mind, it can be soul destroying when you notice scratches on your flooring shortly after installation.

However, you don’t need to worry because there are ways to fix small imperfections that may start to appear on your laminate flooring.

Despite the durability laminate flooring is so popular for, dents, scrapes and scratches can still occur. Unfortunately, laminate can’t be sanded down or refinished like hardwood, so your best bet is to prevent scratches from happening in the first place. 

We appreciate sometimes this isn’t always possible, so here are some handy tips to get rid of small imperfections from your laminate surface.

How to cover scratches on laminate flooring

When annoying scratches do occur, here’s how to fix them!

Use a touch-up pen

Specialist markers work effectively to repair minor scratches. We recommend ensuring that the marker you use matches the colour of your floor before you make a start.

Prepare the area you wish to fix by using a damp cloth, then once it has dried apply the marker to the area that is scuffed. Remove any excess stain with the cloth and you should notice the difference immediately.

Wax filler sticks

Using a wax filler stick is a step up from wax markers, especially if you have a deeper scratch to deal with. 

Like before, ensure you clean your floor beforehand and then gently warm the wax to make it pliant and apply it to the area that is damaged. Next, use a knife to remove any excess wax after it has solidified slightly and then clean again once it is dry.

This method can be a little complicated but the results are worth it!

Burn in sticks

Burn-in sticks are created from hard resins, which are melted with an electric hot knife. 

Prepare and clean the damaged area of laminate flooring, melt a little bit of the burn-in stick and then apply a couple of drops of resin to the scratch. 

Take care to smooth the area with a hot knife and spread a fine layer of lubricant over the repair. Be careful to ensure the resin is completely dry before walking over it or placing anything on it.

New laminate flooring plank

When choosing laminate, it’s a really good idea to pick up an extra pack of boards for occasions like, when damage or scratches occur.

If a laminate board becomes considerably damaged, simply use the tools provided with your set to take up the old board and replace it. In order to make the new look work, you may need to move some boards around. 

Discover the wide range of high quality laminate flooring solutions at your local Frank’s. Pop down to your nearby store and we’ll be happy to help you find the perfect flooring to transform your home.

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