Royal Wood Floors covers important hard wood floor problems and cures so that Milwaukee home owners can prevent their beautiful hard wood floors from becoming damaged – Series 3
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.
All Royal Wood Floor staff are trained in-house on the standards set by the National Wood Flooring Association which ensures that every job is evaluated for potential situations that can occur due to a variety of different circumstances. In this series Royal Wood Floors covers what is known as Delamination, Dents and Dish Out. These are common problems that can take place with hard wood floors that can damage them and will need to be fixed in order to restore the natural beauty in them.
This is the separation of a layer from an adjoining one within piece of engineered wood flooring. The causes include flooding and other excessive moisture or humidity that fluctuates between extremes. This can also include manufacturing errors when there is minimal or no wood tissue attached to adjoining layers due to lack of glue.
The cure for this problem is simply to replace the affected boards. In most cases, the delamination will affect only a small number of engineered boards rather than the entire floor.
This is simply a crushed spot in the wood. Dents can be caused by high heel shoes, heavy objects that have been dropped, metal legs on furniture and even shipping damage from when the new floor was initially installed. The cure for these dents is to simply remove and replace the existing boards. In some cases, the entire wood floor may need to be re-sanded and coated depending on the severity of the issue. “Once we evaluate the problems, we can usually save the home owner money by simply replacing the damaged boards,” says Allman.
This is areas on the wood floor where softer parts of the wood appear to have been sanded or hollowed out more than other areas. It is more evident in wood species that exhibit pronounced spring (soft) and summer (hard) grain patterns or between mixed species of varying hardness together on a floor, such as in feature strips, boarders and medallions. The cause of this is using the wrong angles when sanding with a big machine. This can also be caused by using too flexible of a pad on the buffer during the screening process.
The cure is to re-sand the floor using a slight angle with the big machine and to not cross boarders at a right angle. A hard plate or multi-disk sander may be needed.
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. Easy estimates and appointments are currently available through the company’s website, http://royalwoodfloor.com/. 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.