There are many different types of flooring that you can have in your home and one of the most beautiful and luxurious is hardwood flooring. These floors sometimes do need to be repaired, which is fairly easy for the right person or someone who is a handy man at home. There are many things that could cause you to need hardwood floor repair.
Cracks in the wood: After the floors are aged, small cracks often develop in the wood’s surface. You can repair these easily with a few angled nails and some wood putty so that all the blemishes can be hidden. If the cracks are not small; however, you may want to consider hiring someone to refinish the floor, or replace it completely if it is wider than refinishing will allow.
Plank Gaps: This is a very common problem and most commonly occurs naturally. As wood ages it naturally gets dry and shrinks and expands when it is moist. This results in seasonal changes in the flooring. Repairing this problem starts with patience because the weather changes and your floors will change due to weather changes. If the gap is no more than a dime’s width, your floors are fine, but if it is larger than that, you may want to call a professional who can repair them properly.
Buckling wood: This occurs when the panels warp. This kind of hardwood floor repair usually requires you to get help from a professional hardwood floor installer to find out what is causing the buckling problem. Once you know what is causing the buckling, you can get it repaired and make sure that it does not happen again.
Warped Flooring: Also known as sagging is one of the worst problems for your hardwood floors because it could be the result of water getting into the floors. This problem needs to be taken care of right away and then the moisture problems in the home need to be addressed as well.
Washboard floors: This happens when the edges of the planks are rising up and falling in the center. This is similar to warped floors as it is caused by moisture, usually the homes natural humidity. The way to solve this problem is to re-balance the humidity and have your hardwood repair professional re-sand it to get it perfect again.
Other problems with your hardwood flooring include loose planks, scratches, or color crayons and stains from every day wear. These problems can be fixed by having the floors sanded and re-finished so that they look as good as new.