Diy soft spot laminate flooring popping fix on a uneven floor
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Author: AGlobal LLC
Where do you find the foam and what is the name of it
The problem I see with this concept is the foam will bond to the laminate and substrate.
A laminate floor cannot be adhered to the substrate. This creates as many issues as it solves
I’d recommend flattening the floors prior to installation
Any concerns with this solution causing a problem since the floors are supposed to “float” on the subfloor, with normal expansion of the wood?
Does it also fix squeaky floor?
This laminate flooring fix really worked for me. No problems with the foam drying. It’s the same as being in a cavity behind a window or door frame. 🙂 Thanks s a lot! 5 stars!
Good job! My floors aren’t bouncy bur where there is heavy traffic, the laminate panels move when you walk on it. Do you think this will fix it?
*may or nay not work* foam requires air to cure fully……….otherwise it will stay “wet”
Do you always place the hole on a seam? And if my soft spot is relatively small in size, will one hole work?
Do you just drill below the laminate and underlayment till you get to the subfloor?
I have this problem with vinyl plank click flooring. Some of the sub flooring was not properly leveled. Do you think this would work with it as well?
some of these comments are ridiculous and over thought (engineers) lol this is a perfect fix for a homeowner or flipper who has an already existing laminate floor they did not install themselves. No tearing out a perfectly good floor for a minor bend in the planking. Nice video.
This is a horrible idea. Great Stuff Window & Door has a compression strength of 3 psi. The average person exerts 16 psi. This won’t last very long and will crumble. As a licensed engineer, I advise nobody to follow this!
I love that “Oh, $h1t!” at the very end.
thanks for the video. will this also work on engineered wood floor?
Doesn’t the foam expand as it dries? Do you have to be concerned not to overfill and cause a hump?
allways gonna have a soft spots on a laminate ,fix one for some time is gonna show another somewhere in the room it normal for floating floor is not glued on
I do e this it swelled so much it popped the joint
I have done this before and wanted to do it again and I was so frustrated to see that they changed the tube on the great stuff can so you can’t attach this anymore. Arrrgh!
How long did you squeeze the trigger on the foam can for? It sounded like you did for a second or two and then left it for the remaining time the tip was inserted in the floor.
it’s like in the matrix. computer, i need to know how to fix a bouncy laminate flooring. done, courtesy of youtube and aglobal. great video, respek.
I came up with a slightly different spin to your idea. I drilled a hole through the bottom of the subfloor but did not go through the floating floor. Then I took my caulking gun and injected about a half of tube of regular old caulk to fill a low spot. It seems to be working like a charm. However I am not sure if it will cure properly under there but who cares? The caulk should not compress or crush down like foam
like great job.
You have to level the subfloor before the installation…