When termites damage a laminate floor, it is not possible to repair the laminate material. With your permission and once an infestation has been confirmed, your termite technician may create additional damage to the laminate floor to help inspect the subfloor and floor supports below for damage.
After the termite infestation has been treated and any subfloor or structural damage has been repaired, you can replace the laminate floor.
Evidence of Termite Damage on Laminate Floors
Signs of termite damage to laminate flooring appear similar to signs of water damage. The laminate floor will bubble up in some places and sag in others. Upon investigation, you may see a hollow network of tunnels under these misshapen areas.
Damage to the subfloor or floor supports beneath the laminate can cause excessive squeaking or overall sagging across the floor.
How to Prevent Termite Damage to Laminate Floors
Periodic inspections by a licensed termite inspector are the most effective way to discover termite activity before termites have time to cause extensive damage to your floor or any other part of your home.
If you live in an area prone to subterranean termite activity, talk to your termite technician about a termite prevention program, which can include the installation of treated wood and application of treatment materials like termiticides.