Replacing a section of laminate flooring


Old 03-19-13, 07:47 AM
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Replacing a section of laminate flooring

Just finished the laminate flooring project in the basement a few weeks ago. Due to the new grade in the yard, we got water in the basement. About a third of the new flooring is water damaged. The problem I have is that the damage is on the wall where we started the installation. ??? Question is???? Do I have to take the whole floor up to replace the section that is damaged?
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Old 03-19-13, 03:08 PM
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Welcome to the forums! Add one more to the list of why I don't like laminate. Unfortunately your click lock sequence won't let you do it backwards. Have you pulled the old water damaged flooring up, yet? Do you have replacement yet? 1/3 of a floor is a lot to back pedal on. If you have replacement flooring in hand, try lifting on the groove end and see if you can slip in a tongue. You may not be able to achieve a good angle and it may pull out the next row. I've never had success in back installing it.

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Old 03-19-13, 03:14 PM
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Describe your layout in a little better detail if you can. Is it one large room or multiple rooms done as a continuous lay? May have a solution but don't want to recommend without more specifics. Better yet, how about attaching a picture or two.

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