Laminate flooring installation is never an exact science, and neither is removing it from a building. You might end up with more than you bargained for, or you might now have a bunch of scrap laminate you need to deal with. Thankfully, you have a lot of options on how to dispose of laminate flooring. We’ll show you a few of your best options so you can make the decision for yourself about which one will work best for you.
Yes, you can put laminate flooring in the trash. You can actually put it into your normal garbage receptacle (assuming that it all fits.) If it doesn’t, you may have to do a little more work. If the amount of laminate flooring you have is overwhelming, you could drive it all the way down to your nearest landfill. You could also check out Vine Disposal’s dumpster rental in Woodstock, GA, for a much more efficient and less annoying option.
Normally, you buy laminate flooring in large quantities, but not everyone needs that much flooring all at once. If you’re lucky, you may find someone online that wants your laminate flooring to layer over a small part of their home. It’s a win-win situation—you get rid of your excess, and the buyer avoids paying an exorbitant amount of money for new flooring.
You can use laminate flooring for a lot more than flooring if you’re crafty enough. If you have laminate flooring, it’s safe to assume you like working with your hands. Laminate flooring is a tough but workable material you can use to make many things. Try cutting out some circles to make free and classy drinks coasters, for example.
Recycling laminate flooring isn’t one of the easier options, but it’s still there. A lot of recycling centers won’t have the capability to recycle laminate, but it’s not impossible. The manufacturer of the flooring may have a recycling program of their own, so make sure you check out their website or give them a call to make sure.
How You Shouldn’t Dispose of Laminate Flooring
We must make a quick note about a misconception of laminate flooring. Burning or incinerating are not good ways to dispose of laminate flooring. Although laminate is mostly made up of wood, it has a coating that’s harmful to breathe when it’s in a gaseous form. Protect yourself and the environment by not burning your excess laminate flooring.