Hardwood floors are beautiful and will increase the value of any home. They can turn a boring room into an inviting atmosphere for family and guests to enjoy. Just like other flooring, hardwood floors require special care and attention to keep them looking beautiful and long lasting. Mike’s Custom Flooring specializes in keeping hardwood floor looking their best and repairing any hardwood floors that have undergone any type of water damage. Wood and water do not mix and prolonged exposure to water will damage a hardwood floor. Cupping and buckling throughout your hard wood floor will occur as a result of water damage and if these problems are not taken care of immediately, it can end up costing you a great deal of money and aggravation. When wood is exposed to heat, water and humidity the wood will expand due to the increase in its moisture content. Avoid running into hardwood floor damage problems and contact Mike’s Custom Flooring today to get your hardwood floors back to looking like new.
Signs of Water Damage to Your Hardwood Floor
Obviously if your home has experienced a major flood or natural disaster that has caused water to rush throughout your home then you know that you will need to take action when it comes to properly restoring your hardwood floor back to its original condition. Most moisture related problems are visible to the human eye, but some can go unnoticed for sometime if you are not looking for them. Wood movement occurs naturally according to the seasonal shifts, but when these movements occur throughout the entire year and change the appearance of your hardwood flooring, you have an underlying issue that may be a leak somewhere in the home. Pay close attention to the condition of your hardwood floors and always be looking out for any abnormal changes. Mike’s Custom Flooring will repair any water damage that has happened to the hardwood floors throughout your home.
Cupping, Crowning & Buckling are All Results of Water Damage to Your Hardwood Floor
Cupping is when the edges of a board are higher than its center, due to moisture which causes the wood to expand. Cupping can occur after water spills onto the floor and it is absorbed by the wood. As the wood expands, compression can result as the boards are crushed together. Crowning is the opposite of cupping and occurs when a board’s center is higher than its edges. A common cause of crowning is moisture exposure or imbalance. If the surface of the floor is left exposed to water or left in humid conditions for an extended period of time, the moisture will saturate the wood flooring and result in crowning. Hardwood floor buckling is the most extreme reaction to moisture and this occurs when the wood flooring is actually pulling up from the subfloor. Buckling happens most often after a floor has been flooded for an extended period of time.
Hardwood Floor Water Repair in Charles Town & Eastern Panhandle of Berkeley & Jefferson Counties in WV | Winchester & Frederick County | Round Hill & Loudoun County | Fairfax County VA.
Contact Mike’s Custom Flooring to repair hardwood floors throughout your home that have been damaged by water.