An area of my laminate floorboards and skirting boards have become water damaged. I live in a new build where the floor beneath is uneven concrete. 95% of the apartment flooring is wood.
Initial flooring installation was done incorrectly - it was laid too tightly and begun to buckle. Walking on it felt like a bouncy castle.
These same boards were relaid and clipped back together.
I would appreciate some advice on how the floor can be repaired or if they should be replaced altogether. Would someone be available to next week?
Laminate & thinner engineered floors (up to 15 mm plank thickness) have click system installation and in case of a leak, partial replacement / repairs is not an option. Floors should be replaced up to a door or another area where a threshold divider can be placed to interrupt the existing flooring.
In your case sounds like the entire floors would need replacing and calling in a wood flooring company you should be expecting a quote for replacement of the flooring.
In addition I would like to say that "bouncing effect" is more common for solid wood floors damaged by water, as the engineered is designed to be less sensible to moisture and expands less. Having a "bouncing effect"on a engineered flooring indicates significant amount of moisture trapped in the floors.