How to repair laminate flooring and get it looking like new

Jigsaw cutting light grey laminate with spirit level in background
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If you‘ve got scratches, nicks and gaps it's time to learn how to repair your laminate flooring. No one wants to see their lovely laminate flooring become a shadow of its former self. So what should you do? Regular cleaning and maintenance is one simple way to look after your laminate flooring. 

A more drastic alternative is to splash out on brand new laminate flooring, but the cost to lay laminate flooring makes this a prohibitive choice. And, if most of your laminate is still in good condition why replace the entire floor? It doesn’t make sense, and with this guide you won't need to as we show you how to fix your flooring and get it back to its best.  

Steve Jenkins

Steve Jenkins is a freelance content creator with over two decades of experience working in digital and print and was previously the DIY content editor for Homebuilding & Renovating. 

He is a keen DIYer with over 20 years of experience in transforming and renovating the many homes he has lived in. He specialises in painting and decorating, but has a wide range of skills gleaned from working in the building trade for around 10 years and spending time at night school learning how to plaster and plumb.

He has fitted kitchens, tiled bathrooms and kitchens, laid many floors, built partition walls, plastered walls, plumbed in bathrooms, worked on loft conversions and much more. And when he's not sure how to tackle a DIY project he has a wide network of friends – including plumbers, gas engineers, tilers, carpenters, painters and decorators, electricians and builders – in the trade to call upon.