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Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Ultramagnes23 Looks like it'll work, but don't follow instructions...
I put in wood laminate flooring for my 7 year old daughter's room and figured she was going to spill something eventually. After installing the floor i noticed some gaps and got concerned. I didn't even know if something like this existed, but with a little help from google i found out my local Home Depot had it in stock. The install instructions of the sealant say to "Bead onto gaps, then wipe with wet towel or sponge, then wipe with dry." DON'T DO THAT. I'm gonna help you out a ton here:
- The stuff comes out like a thick paste (no surprise there), but MAKE SURE YOU cut the tip at a 45 degree angle so you can force the stuff into the cracks as you run a bead down it.
- It drys into a rubbery, pencil-eraser type stuff and really adheres to anything porous (like in the particle board gap in the floor boards)
- If you wipe it with a wet towel first, you're just going to make the top of the boards (where its coated and smooth) REALLY STICKY. You'll have to mop the floor several times to get all that off.
- I found the best way to install with no mess was to run the beads down the seams of the boards in a quarter to half of the floor, then let it dry. That's right, LET IT DRY. All messy and over flowing like. REMEMBER i said that it was like a pencil-eraser type substance when it was dry? So take a DRY paper towel after about 20-30 minutes and rub off the overage like you're erasing. it'll come up off the smooth laminate part and leaves itself in the gaps. No sticky mess.
I don't see this as "Water Proofing," but i can definitely tell its going to give me some extra time to grab a roll of paper towels to clean up whatever gets dropped on the floor before any kind of seepage. "Water Resistant," is the better term.
It comes in 3 shades of light, medium, and dark. I think dark really works well with my "Distressed and Rustic Walnut" floor boards.
June 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jules To fill the unfillable...
With laminate floors the occasional "gap" does shop up, inevitably. This stuff smears on and wipes off (the excess) easily and looks great afterwards.
February 26, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Mark Yep, don't do it.
Yeah, if you are thinking it, don't do it. I laid down some beautiful Pergo flooring and thought it best to try this product to protect against the wayward blind dog who forgot where the door was in the house. Here's the trick with this stuff. As soon as you put it down, wipe it with the damp cloth and clean it off your floor. Otherwise you will be sorry and you will be like someone who will remain nameless who spent the better part of a day on his hands and knees, scrubbing the floor with a water and vinegar solution to get it clean again. My handyman came over the next day, shook his head, smiled and started to laugh. When he was finished he reminded me the flooring was a "click and lock" and if any pieces were damaged, the floor could be pulled up, damaged portion replaced, and the floor put back down like nothing had happened.
December 23, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by unhappy1 Ask more questions
What dose it matter if the floor was never put in.
March 25, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Rags Nice product
Overall it's a nice product for filling gaps between hardwood in the flooring.
February 4, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Elaine VERY HAPPY WITH MY FLOORING
THIS IS FOR ALL OF THE PRODUCTS FOR MY FLOORING. I AM VERY SATISFIED AND THE INSTALLER DID ANY EXCELLENT JOB. I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT FOR SURE.
June 18, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by STEVE GREAT JOB
EVERYTHING WAS VERY GOOD. VERY PROFESSIONAL INSTALLED. INSTALLER WAS KNOWLEDGABLE AND THORIUGH
August 26, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Norma Very good product, easy to use. Matched our wood flooring perfectly. Would buy again if needed.
This product only offer a few colors to fill wood flooring gaps. Fortunately our floor was a very close match to one of the two colors available. It was very easy to use and covered the small job that was necessary. The clean up was also easy and the floor looks great. We had to re-apply after the first application settled into the groove, but we knew that before trying this product.
December 4, 2012