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 19
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. In this article we want to discuss problems such as what is called, Overwood or Underwood and Panelization in order to better educate the homeowners that want to keep their hard wood floors beautiful and long lasting.
What is Overwood or Underwood?
This is the difference in height between floor boards. There can actually be multiple causes that include insufficient sub-floor holding power or an irregular sub-floor altogether. The floor boards may have been incorrectly nailed down or the fasteners may have been wrong to begin with. There might be a tongue fracture. Other types of causes might include the use of incorrect type of adhesive, trowel or the spread rate that was used. There may have been a problem with the manufacturing of the boards. It’s best to have a professional flooring company perform an analysis to identify the correct source or cause of the problem first before attempting any correction. However, the cures for factory-finished flooring, correct the problem and then replace the affected floor boards. For unfinished flooring, correct the problem and then re-sand the floor if necessary.
What is Panelization?
This is a generally un-uniform appearance of gaps in the surfaces of the floor that represents the size of the sub-floor panel beneath it.
The cause is excessive movement, shrinkage or expansion of the sub-floor panels. Issues related to the sub-floor must be resolved in any case. Typically this is not the responsibility of the flooring contractor. Once the situation with the sub-floor is resolved, the affected wood boards will need to be replaced. Wood flooring contractors should always check the floor for flatness before beginning an installation, and the party responsible for the sub-floor installation should make necessary repairs prior to installing a new hard wood floor.
“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.