Common Problems With Laminates

How to Avoid Common Problems with Laminates

Merino Laminates, October 13, 2021

Whether you are just remodeling an old house or building one from scratch, you will end up using laminate sheets in one place or the other. The wide popularity of laminates in interior and structural design comes from many applications that it has while being reasonable enough to be accommodated into any budget.

Non-proper handling and loose care can cause some problems, mitigate these in advance, and look for our suggestions below.  The key is to be aware of these problems, and their solutions so that even if you are not an expert in these things, you will not be in too much trouble. Read on to know about what kind of problems you could be faced with, in relation to laminates and what you can do to either mitigate or solve these problems.

Merino laminate sheet

Laminates Problems & Their Solutions:

Installation

Setting up or installation of laminates is a major undertaking that is critical to the success of your setting up your home.  If you have never done installations by yourself before, you will have to hire a professional to do the job. Further, when you do hire a professional, you must make sure that they are credible and experienced. Here are some steps you may follow to avoid problems during this phase.

Make sure you follow the manufacturer instructions. Examine the laminate panels and edges as they are being installed to ensure they are in the correct pattern and free of noticeable faults.

Water damage

When you spill something on laminate sheets and if don’t clean it up immediately, it can cause water damage. By being careful not to place cups or glasses directly on the surface and wiping up spills as soon as they happen, you may limit the chances of staining or harming your laminate furniture.

Scratches and damage

Scratching and other sorts of surface damage can occur if sharp objects are dragged across the surface. One solution is definitely to buy good-quality laminates that are largely resistant to abrasion and scratches. Laminates from Merino fit this category.

Further, avoid doing anything on your laminate surfaces that will cause these damages in the first place.
 

How Merino Can Help?

Smart installation procedures and insisting on the highest quality laminate goods from the start are two of the best methods to avoid these concerns in the first place. Merino Laminates is an industry leader in the laminates industry and only manufactures premium quality laminates, so one of the two things you need to worry about is taken care of when you shop with us.

 

FAQs

How often should laminate be replaced?

Answer: The need for replacement is influenced by factors such as the quality of the laminate, the level of foot traffic in the area, and how well it’s maintained. Higher-quality laminates tend to last longer, so investing in a premium product may extend the lifespan of your surface.

What is a common problem with laminate flooring?

Answer: One of the most common problems associated with laminate flooring is moisture damage. Laminate is made of layers of wood based materials, and exposure to excessive moisture can cause it to warp, swell, or delaminate. This can happen if spills aren’t cleaned up promptly or if the flooring is installed in areas prone to moisture, such as bathrooms or basements.

Does laminate get damaged by water?

Yes, laminate flooring can be damaged by water if it is exposed to excessive moisture. But high pressure laminates from Merino are resistant to water and heat.

Can laminate fade?

Yes, laminates can fade over time, especially when exposed to direct sunlight. But Merino laminates are UV resistant and can stay intact for a longer period of time.

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