Having an abrasion or crack in your laminate can be frustrating, especially if you do not have the extra flooring around to fix it. When this happens, it is necessary to find a match for your existing laminate floor. There are several ways to do this, but some are better than others. Here are some of the best ways to find laminate flooring to match existing flooring in your home.
Find the Box
If you still have the old box for your laminate flooring, go find it. On that box is probably all the information you need to find an exact match to your laminate flooring. Though there are other ways to finding flooring to match your existing laminate flooring, this is by far the easiest and most accurate way to do so.
Look for the Receipt
Are you the type of person that keeps receipts for everything? If so, you may still have the receipt for your laminate purchase somewhere. On that receipt is probably the brand name, style number and where you purchased your laminate. Take that receipt to where you purchased your flooring and see if the employees can use it to find the same flooring that you already have.
Pull up a Plank from the Existing Laminate
Don’t have a box or a receipt? You can still find matches to your existing laminate flooring. Go to a closet or behind an appliance and pull up one of the laminate flooring planks. Having this with you will allow you to hold your flooring up the other options and see if you can find an exact match. If you are unsure about if the laminate matches or need help, be sure to ask an employee to see if they recognize your laminate.
Measure and Take Pictures
If you really do not want to pull up a plank from the floor, there is one other option. Take very specific measurements of one whole plank of laminate and take a picture that is true to the way it looks. Take this information to the store with you and see if you can find new laminate with the same dimensions and color. It is not the most precise way to find matching laminate for your home, so use this as a last ditch effort.
By using these methods for finding a match to your existing laminate, you will be able to fix broken or scratched areas of your floor without having to buy all new flooring. Taking the time to find the right laminate will save you time and money in the long run. So, make sure you spend as much time as you need to find a perfect match to your flooring.