I have a 5/16" bomb crater in my laminate floor. NO idea how it got there.
Yes, I know I can replace the whole board, but it occurs to me that it might be possible to repair it using a drill and a plug cutter.
With a 1/2" hole drill a hole through the existing crater.
With a 1/2" plug cutter, cut a plug of similar laminate.
Apply a layer of PVC glue to the plug, and insert.
- Do the plugs and hole drill match?
- Will the plug sit flush with the top of the laminate? (If there is going to be an error, better that the plug be a few thou low.
- Will the edge of the plug chip as it's driven in?
- Will the glue cause the midboard to swell too much?
Check by doing an plug and repair on a board not in the floor.
- Will the drill skitter on the surface of the flooring.
Check, but probably I'd use another piece of laminate big enough to stand on with a half inch hole pre-drilled in it.
- What kind of bit?
Either a brad point or a forstner bit -- something that gives close to a flat bottomed hole.
Q1: Is this a workable way to make a repair?
Q2: What can possibly go wrong?