How do I ‘fix ‘ laminate floor seams that have buckled?

Lou Ann
by Lou Ann
I have laminate floors in my kitchen. After my dishwasher drained on the floor, the seams have buckled. Is there a way of gluing and weighting the seams back down flat?

  5 answers
  • Bijous Bijous on Nov 29, 2017
    You can buy laminate glue and seal sealer (it sort of melts the seam together) from any store selling rolled laminate. Use anything heavy to weight down after putting wax paper down. Allow to completely dry; I've had to do this before and it works. Good luck.

  • Mogie Mogie on Nov 29, 2017
    Yes you can glue them back down. Go to a flooring store they should have what you need. The big key is to get the area as clean as possible and make sure you have a nice straight seam to work with. A hand held roller will help give you a nice flat result.

  • John Westman-Barth John Westman-Barth on Nov 30, 2017
    The previou replies are for sheet vinyl floors. This would be 6 or 12 feet wide and very thin. For actual laminate floors (usually between 6”-12“ wide and 12”-48” long) there’s little that can be done to flatten this out. The better option is to find the same material (you may have some from the original install or can find it at a local flooring store) and cut out the pieces damaged and one beyond those and replace them.

  • Patti Kight Patti Kight on Dec 04, 2017
    You can try to glue it down, the issue is that the bottom of the laminate may or may not be damaged and may not accept the glue. Certainly the most cost efficient would be to purchase the glue attempt to fix it, but the best way is to replace those strips.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Mar 07, 2022

    Insurance claim? Call in a flooring expert and ask for advice.