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Premier Hardwood Floor Repair in Ottawa, ON
Beautiful hardwood floors are often a point of pride for homeowners. However, unsightly chips, scratches, and other damages can mar the appearance of your floors. If your hardwood floors have been damaged for any reason, let the professionals at Royal Hardwood Floors know. We’ve been in the business for nearly 100 years, and we’re among Ottawa, ON’s most trusted names in hardwood floor restoration
. Our experts have seen it all and know how to fix all kinds of floor damage, including splitting and buckling. For all your hardwood floor repair needs, Royal Hardwood Floors is here for you.
Here we answer some of our most frequently asked questions about identifying, repairing, and preventing problems with hardwood floors.
Why is My Hardwood Floor Buckling?
Buckling can happen for a few different reasons. If your floor wasn’t installed properly, your hardwood floorboards might begin to buckle. Many times, this is the result of low-quality glue, incorrect nailing, or poor subfloor construction. If this is the case in your Ottawa, ON home, Royal Hardwood Floors is well equipped to install a new floor
correctly. Buckling is often caused by excess moisture in the floorboards. Water damage that results in buckling hardwood floors can come from flooding or moisture build-up over time. Sometimes it’s difficult to notice signs of water damage before it’s too late for minor repair work. Look for the following warning signs when determining if you need hardwood floor repair:
- Separation between boards
- Hardwood boards are turned up around the edges (cupping)
- Floorboards rise in the middle (crowning)
- Floorboards pull up from the subfloor (lifting)
Can Buckled Hardwood Floors Be Repaired?
If parts of your hardwood floor are buckling, don’t fear. Assuming the damage is minor, buckled floors probably don’t need significant repairs. Buckling happens as the floorboards expand, contract, and begin to lift at the edges. Typically, buckling can be addressed by removing excess moisture. However, if you find that the buckling is more severe, replacing the floorboards may be in order.
Are There Ways to Avoid Buckling?
No one wants to deal with buckling hardwood floors in their home. At Royal Hardwood Floors, we care about you and your family. We want you to avoid floor buckling altogether if possible. There are a few quick fixes that can help you prevent future buckling. Firstly, don’t let spills sit on the floor. Wipe them up quickly before the wood absorbs the moisture. Remember to check your sinks and dishwasher for leaks frequently. Don’t mop with water too often, and when you need to, never skip drying them. It’s also a good idea to take care of your hardwood by watching what shoes you walk on your floors with. Some high heels and cleats can damage hardwood flooring. For more information on how to avoid floor damage, contact us
at Royal Hardwood Floors.
Can Water Damaged Floors Be Repaired?
No matter the quality of your hardwood floors, they won’t be able to hold up to excessive water. Your best bet when you notice water damage on your floors is to act quickly. Wood absorbs moisture quickly, so removing the water right away is crucial to saving as much of your hardwood floor as possible. Make sure to soak up as much of the water as you can and remove water stains to the best of your ability with a cloth and mild abrasive. If minor water damage is done, the floors can be repaired. Hardwood flooring professionals can sand down water damaged boards and refinish
them, making them look good as new. For more significant damage, you may need to look into replacing some of your floorboards. The experts at Royal Hardwood Floors can help you decide what kinds of repairs or replacements you’ll need to fix water damage in your Ottawa, ON home.
Will My Cupped Wood Floors Flatten?
While cupped hardwood floors may not flatten on their own, there are some steps you can take to restore the board’s original shape. If the hardwood is only slightly warped, you may be able to address the problem with something as simple as placing a heavy object on top for a few days. In more severe situations, sanding the floorboard down can promote drying. If these methods don’t work, consider calling a professional to help you replace the damaged hardwood floors.
What Causes Hardwood Floors to Split?
If your hardwood floors are splitting, it could be a result of improper framing. Floorboards expand and contract, and without the correct frame, the subfloor could force the boards to move. Splitting is often caused by water damage that has just dried. Hardwood floors in low-humidity spaces can dry out the wood’s surface. If the area around the floor’s frame is damp, the moisture can spread into the wood. Upon drying, splitting can occur. If the hardwood floors in your Ottawa, ON are splitting significantly, Royal Hardwood Floors can provide you with high-quality and prompt repairs that can restore your floors. Hardwood floor restoration is our specialty, and our experienced team is ready to address any repairs you may need.
today for more information or to schedule repairs.