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If you have a damaged plank of laminate flooring that is driving you crazy, don't waste any more time thinking about it. You can replace that piece of laminate flooring with little effort. Locate the closest access point to the edge of the plank. In other words, the nearest wall or end spot. Once you have found your access point, you will need to begin lifting the planks that are between the damaged plank and the access point. Because of the sturdiness of today's snap lock floors, you don't have to worry, they will fit back together just fine when you are done. Now, take a replacement board which you should have left over from when the floors were first laid. Insert the replacement board into the spot and snap it into place. Now go ahead and snap back in all of the boards which you had to pull up. You're done! If you still think that replacing a section of damaged laminate flooring is too much for you, contact a professional flooring company to come out and get it done for you. Just don't let the damage get any worse or could need to replace far more than you bargained for.
Very good explanation
Is it really that simple?
If I understand this correctly, due to the interlocking ends and edges apparently I'll have to remove entire strips of the flooring from the nearest access edge to the bad planks. If the bad planks are in the middle of the floor I'll have to remove half the floor to get to the bad pieces. This is not a positive prospect.
Seriously? You have to unsnap them like reading a book, left to read, then down, left to right again, then down, etc. etc. etc. YOu can't just go straight to the laminate plank in a linear direction.