Waterproofing your laminate floors may assist in keeping the flooring looking like new. Laminate floors are often installed in kitchens and bathrooms; both spots are vulnerable to water damage. When a flood occurs, the laminate may be ruined. Avoid this issue by properly waterproofing the floor prior to a water disaster. Before beginning this project, make sure the flooring is dry underneath and around the edges. Use towels or fans to dry the area if needed.

Step 1

Clean the laminate floor according to the manufacturer's recommendations. Make sure that all dirt, dust and debris are cleared from around the edges and in the corners.

Step 2

Pull the edges of the laminate floor up around the walls. Apply a line of epoxy glue to the outer edge and press down, sealing the outside. Allow the epoxy glue to dry for at least 12 hours.

Step 3

Apply floor sealant, using a paint roller. Go in one direction with the roller for a smooth finish. Cover the entire floor, including the edges. Allow the sealant to dry for 24 hours.

Step 4

Apply a second, and then a third layer of the sealant to the floor. Allow 24 hours between coats.