Squeaky Floors and Dried Bubbles Cause Hard Wood Floors Problems but Royal Wood Floors Has The Cures

Squeaky Floors and Dried Bubbles Cause Hard Wood Floors Problems but Royal Wood Floors Has The Cures

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 8

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 Squeaky or loose floors and Bubbles to better educate the homeowners that want to keep their hard wood floors beautiful and long lasting.

Squeaky-Loose Floors (Popping)

This is simply questionable squeaks or other noises you might hear when walking on your hard wood floors. The cause of this is basically movement of the wood flooring system, sub-floor system or under-floor supports. This could be caused by a number of situations that can include improper joint spacing, inadequate or improper nailing of boards, a weak sub-floor, and possibly the use of improper sub-floor materials such as sub-floor thickness or type. This can also be caused by insufficient or incorrect adhesive or a wood floor that has been subject to excessive moisture or excessively dry conditions. A mismilled wood floor can also cause this where there were situations in the manufacturing process of the floor or simply a floor experiencing the results of old age. All of these things can cause a wood floor to squeak or pop when walked on.

Noises in only certain areas can be fixed by injecting adhesive into the problem area, screwing the floor down from below or strengthening the sub-floor from below. For floors that are noisy


dry-bubbles-on-finished-floorThis can occur during the finishing process of coating the hard wood floor and is why it is important to seek professional care such as Royal Wood Floors when attempting to refinish your hard wood floors. Dried bubbles are visible on the surface of the finish of the floor. The cause of this is overworking the finish during application. Also this is because of too much air movement across the floor, drying air bubbles into place before they have a chance to pop and flow out. This can also happen when applying a finish to a floor that is too warm, resulting in the finish drying too fast. This can happen by the floor not being abraded/screened or sufficiently cleaned between coats of finish. Using an improper applicator can also be the cause.

This can be cured. Problems in the top finish coat can be abraded/screened and re-coated. You can cover windows during application to prevent hot spots on the floor. It’s important that the finish that is being applied is not overworked and that any excessive air flow is reduced during the finishing process. If you are attempting to finish your floor, select an applicator that is less likely to induce excessive foam formation. Check with the manufacturer of the finish for the recommended applicator for the finish product.
“The best way to prevent problems is to always do the research first or seek professional help. Then problems such as bubbles in the dried finish 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.

You can schedule a Free estimate HERE.

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.

Read the last article in the series HERE