Left in place wet Laminate Flooring
Laminate flooring in a significant water leak/over flow situation doesn't fare well. Even after extracting, water is normally still under the flooring.
Many laminate floors have a pad or cushion under the floor. This is referred to as a floating floor.
Yes, I am holding back the pun about the floor, the water and the floating.
The cushion really does just become a sponge under the flooring, often with water trapped above the cushion and below the cushion.
Removal of the flooring is really the only solution for a laminate floor which has been significantly flooded.
The laminate flooring pictured, from a Waco home, was extracted by the homeowners but not removed, or any drying attempt. The flooring has swelled and also suffered loss of some of the top, decorative layer.
At SERVPRO of Waco, a restoration company, we have decades of experience with wet flooring, including lots of laminate ones. Occasionally, in a light damage situation with coverage/budget concerns, the floors can be dried with minimal damage.
Call us at (254) 756-4300
Serving the greater Waco and Central Texas since 2001.