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 4
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 what is called Endlifting, Face-Checking and Flooded Floors to better educate the homeowners that want to keep their hard wood floors beautiful and long lasting.
This is where the ends of engineered wood flooring appear raised. Too much moisture during a the new hard wood floor installation is the cause of this. The improper spacing of staples or cleats can also cause this. Another thing that can cause this is when adhesive is not drying due to excessive slab moisture. This can also happen due to improper floor maintenance, a manufacturing error. “This can also occur do to using the wrong adhesive or even something as basic as using the wrong trowel during the installation process,” says Allman. “The affected areas must be repaired,” he continues.
This is when there are long cracks in the veneer that run along the length of the board in engineered flooring. The cause of this can typically occur when the flooring that is manufactured is incompatible with the environment it is installed in. The cure is to correct the humidity levels of the environment and follow proper maintenance procedures. You can fill gaps as necessary with sand or fill and refinish the floors as necessary. This fix may not restore the floor to its original look.
This is standing water on the wood floor. The cure is to remove the source of the water intrusion and dry the floor as quickly as possible. Elevate the temperature and dehumidify the space. Increase the air flow in the space using fans as necessary. Do not repair the floor until moisture meter readings on the top and bottom of the boards and sub-floor are at normal levels. When the flooring is stabilized, determine the damage. If the flooring has loosened from the sub-floor, repair the necessary areas or the entire floor. If the floor is cupped, sand it flat, fill if necessary and abrade-screen and recoat. If the sub-floor is plywood over concrete, it is unlikely that the plywood and concrete sub-floor will dry out in a reasonable time. Fully removing the floor down to concrete is usually best in order to allow the slab to dry. In some cases, full or partial removal of the floor will accelerate the drying time. In cases where you have determined that the flooring system has not returned to normal levels, do not succumb to pressure from involved parties for a quick fix. 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.