Over time, hardwood floors can become battered and damaged by everyday wear and tear including stains, scuffs, and worn paint or varnish. Humidity and weather can also wreck havoc on your hardwood floors. First, target the problem so we know exactly how to repair and maintain the problem. The following list explains common occurrences you might be experiencing.
Squeaks are common and usually occur after the house has settled and the wooden flooring has dried out or shrunk. When walking on the floor the boards can slide or rub against each other or nail shafts to produce the squeaky sound. Loose subflooring can emit a similar kind of noise. Though traditional hardwood strip flooring is the most susceptible no wood is immune to squeaks. There are several ways to go about eliminating the problem. Repairs can begin below the hardwood floor or above it. Some remedies include inserting a wood shim, a mounting plate or screws.
This kit takes care of popping and squeaky sounds from wood floors that have been glued to concrete or wood subfloors. This method can be done in a very short amount of time. Glue can be ejected into the gap on the top side of the board as well as under the subfloor, should you have access from a basement or joists.
If you notice that your flooring is discolored or disjointed it is recommended you act as quickly as possible to prevent further damage. It is essential to dry the wood as best as possible, but do not apply direct heat as that can also damage the wood. If dried in time, floors can be saved and easily refinished. For more serious conditions the floor or subfloor may need to be replaced.
Because of its porous nature, hardwood floors absorb stains quickly. Cleaning up a pet stain quickly and thoroughly is the best approach to removing pet stains from hardwood floors. For serious stains board replacement is normally the most recommended solution, where stained and damaged boards are removed and replaced with new ones.
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