4 SIGNS THAT YOUR WOOD FLOORS ARE IN DEEP TROUBLE

asHardwood Floor Restoration and Repair

Whether you purchased a gorgeous”fix-er-up-er” mansion near Twickenham; or you are trying to fix winter weather damage, you have to put money into hardwood flooring restoration to re-beautify your place and stop problems from recurring.

Wood floor problems are easy to spot. For instance: see piles of dust on the floors? You don’t have to be a professional exterminator to recognize the culprits: termites!

But subtler forms of hardwood flooring damage require further knowledge to diagnose and treat. Listed below are four of them.

1. Separations and fractures.

Although you cannot view it, your hardwood flooring are constantly expanding and contracting, because of humidity, temperature and other aspects. As wet and dry seasons come and go, this breathing motion can cause cracks and separations in the timber, if the room is too tender. These cracks can then harbor insects, mould and other nasty elements, which can accelerate the corrosion.

2. Cupping.

Evidently, you don’t want your flooring to get overly dry. But when they become overly moist, two different forms of deterioration can result — cupping and cracking. In cupping, the moisture disproportionately affects the floorboards, causing the sides to round up, creating a cup or a gutter-like effect. If you equalize the humidity levels (e.g. by identifying the source of the moisture imbalance and fixing it), the planks may return to equilibrium. However, this doesn’t always happen! In that instance, you can try out sanding the boards down or calling an expert.

3. Crowning.

This is just another moisture-imbalance-induced kind of warping, where the middle of a board lifts up, whereas the sides down. It is the reverse of cupping. Crowning can occur as a complication of treating cupped flooring. As an example, if you sand a cupped flooring but don’t manage the inherent humidity issue, the floor may crown following therapy.

4. Buckling.

This is a serious issue, where the flooring actually detaches in the subfloor. This sometimes happens after flood or a huge spill. Contamination of the subfloor, deficiency of adhesive (“sticky stuff”) onto a glued-down ground, or bad construction may also cause buckling. Position repair/replacement can often repair the issue.

As we mentioned, termites, mold, and humidity imbalances may accelerate harm previously done. To this end, join with the group here in Twickenham Floor Sanding in http://www.twickenham-floor-sanding.co.uk to get a free and comprehensive estimate.

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