Waterproofing your laminate floors could very well assist in keeping the flooring looking like new. Laminate floors are generally installed in kitchens and bathrooms; both spots are vulnerable to water damage. When a flood occurs, the laminate may likely be ruined. Avoid this issue by properly waterproofing the floor prior to a water disaster. Before beginning this project, make sure the flooring is dry underneath and around the edges. Use towels or fans to dry the location if needed.
1. Clean the laminate floor according to the manufacturer's recommendations. Make sure that all dirt, dust and debris are cleared from around the edges and in the corners.
2. Pull the edges of your laminate floor up around the walls. Apply a line of epoxy glue to the outer edge and press down, sealing the outside. Allow the epoxy glue to dry for at least 12 hours.
3. Apply floor sealant, using a paint roller. Go in one direction together with the roller to get a smooth finish. Cover the entire floor, like the edges. Allow the sealant to dry for 24 hours.
4. Apply a second, and then a third layer in the sealant to the floor. Allow 24 hours between coats.