Within the last year I remodeled my house and a contractor put in some new laminate flooring. It was great because it was very dense, heavy quality stuff that didnt scratch at all. We really like it.

We decided on laminate instead of tile or wood because of the cost and the durability. We are living here now but when we move we will turn it into a rent house so didnt want to invest a whole lot of money into the floors.

The only downside that I've experienced is that when dropping items sometimes the floor cracks or chips. Honestly I think I've just been very unlucky recently as I never dropped anything on the old laminate floors I had before the remodel but since we remodeled I've created four chips/cracks from dropping things.

So the question is what are the best fixes / methods to fix small cracks or chips? I know I can just replace the board as I have 2+ boxes of extra boards but would rather just patch it up instead of having to go through pulling a bunch of boards up to replace.

Picture of the biggest chip attached. picture of biggest chip

Flooring Box

Chip with Ruler next to it

Flooring Box Label

  • Hello, and welcome to Home Improvement. What make/type of laminate is it? Would you post a picture with a ruler next to the chip? Apr 9, 2019 at 1:59
  • @DanielGriscom edited the post adding a picture of the laminate flooring box, the box label and a picture of the chip with a ruler next to it
    – bigyert
    Apr 10, 2019 at 17:14

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Years ago there was a product for wood working that was like a stick of plastic that you melted into gouges. It had multiple colors and if it is still available you could probably find it at a woodworking site.

  • Hello, and welcome to Home Improvement. Thanks for the answer; keep 'em coming. And, you should probably take our tour so you'll know how best to contribute here. Jan 7, 2020 at 2:45

You can take a caulk like substance (anything that will fill then harden) that accepts stains.. And use a hardwood touch-up pen to get the color close..

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