Cratering and Crawling Are Problems for Hard Wood Floors but There Are Cures That Professionals Recommend Here

Dec
20
2016
Cratering and Crawling Are Problems for Hard Wood Floors but There Are Cures That Professionals Recommend Here

Royal Wood Floors continues to cover hard wood floor problems and cures so that Milwaukee home owners can keep their hard wood floors beautiful – Series 10
 

Royal Wood Floors specializes in hard wood floor refinishing and installing hard wood floors in the greater Milwaukee area and has been highly successful for over 15 years. “After servicing or installing a new floor, we make a point of providing the following as a special series of tips for every customer in order to ensure that their floors are protected and provide that stunning hard wood beauty for as long as possible”, says Keith Allman who owns Royal Wood Floors. He continues to say, “there are a variety of problems that can affect the beauty and life of hard wood floors and once these are isolated they can be handled properly so that the hard wood lasts for years the way it should”. Different types of hard wood floor damage can often times be dealt with through hard wood floor restorations. It is important that residents be educated on it. In this article we want to discuss problems such as Cratering and what is called Crawling to better educate the homeowners that want to keep their hard wood floors beautiful and long lasting.

Cratering

wood-floor-cratersThis is the formation of small bowl-shaped depressions that can occur in the finish of the wood floor. This is simply the contamination of the wood floor itself or the finish. The cure for this can be hand-sanding the wood floor or the finish. You can also sand by using a small electric random orbital sander, and then abrade and re-coat the floor. Often, hand sanding will leave an unevenness or dip in the finish on the floor.

To eliminate the low spots, spot finishing the areas may be necessary before the entire floor is re-coated (this will also prove if the fix takes care of the contamination problem). “If the problem is widespread, the floor may need to be completely re-sanded,” says Allman. “In which case, Royal Wood Floors can be contacted for a free estimate,” he continues. If it is determined that the problem is caused by contaminants between the boards, trowel-filling the floor may help prevent problems. When you suspect that there is a chance of contamination on the floor, make sure you first clean the floor thoroughly before you attempt to abrade and refinish the floor.
 
 
 
 
 

Crawling

hard-wood-floor-crawlingCrawling is basically a defect in which the finish recedes from small areas of the surface of the floor, leaving them apparently uncoated. The cause is the contamination of the floor or finish. The cure would be to hand-sand the problem areas or just use a small electric random orbital sander. Then abrade and re-coat the floor. If the problem is widespread, the floor may need to be completely re-sanded.

If it is determined that the problem is caused by contaminants between the boards, trowel-filling the floor may help prevent this from happening again. When you suspect that there is a chance of contamination on the floor, make sure that you first clean the floor thoroughly before you attempt to abrade and refinish the floor. This will help solve the problem and prevent it from happening again. “The best way to prevent problems is to always do the research first or seek professional help. Then problems such as the ones described here can be prevented,” says Allman.

For more information about this experienced and professional hardwood floor restoration and new installation company, or to schedule repairs by these wood floor refinishing contractors, or learn about custom wood styles or the company’s inlay and medallion installation services, phone Keith Allman at 727-267-2617.
 

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The company provides top craftsmanship and cares for many types of custom and domestic wood. Visit the company’s website for examples of previous work.
 

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