Timber Floor Repairs
Small area repairs
One of the best features of solid timber flooring is that small areas can actually be repaired. Two of the most common repairs that we get asked to undertake are water damage and dents or divots that have appeared.
Small area repairs can normally be performed without having to replace the entire plank of wood, but sometimes a plank or planks will need to be removed and replaced completely.
Depending on the age of flooring, and extent of damage, especially if your floor is suffering from large cracks, you may want to think about refinishing the entire hardwood floor.
Gaps in the Planks
Another common hardwood floor issue is the development of gaps between planks. The most common cause of gaps between the boards is Mother Nature. Wood shrinks as it dries out, and it expands when it gets wet and humid.
A buckled floor happens when the boards warp and lift up from the subfloor they are attached to. Once the cause of floor buckling has been identified, we will need to take the necessary measures to ensure that your hardwood planks are firmly attached to the subfloor, so that the problem does not reoccur.
This issue develops gradually across the width of the wood strip, where the edges of the hardwood planks raise up and the centre of the boards sink down. The cause of cupped floors is a moisture imbalance where there is more water on the bottom side of the wood plank than on the top.