In many cases, we can provide fixes for minor scratches without the need to completely refinish the entire floor, saving you money. Solutions often include board replacements for both onsite finished boards and prefinished boards. Some repairs can be completed in a very short time.
Common problems that require repairing your hardwood flooring include:
Split or Cracked Wood – Regardless of how you keep your wood flooring up there is always a chance for hardwood floors to develop small splits or cracks in the surface of the wood.
Gaps in the Planks – This is a common repair for a lot of hardwood floors. Most of the time Mother Nature can be the one to blame for these gaps. Wood shrinks as it dries out, and it expands when it gets wet and humid. That expansion and contraction will cause the floor to create gaps, and is the main reason why most gaps are seasonal in nature.
Buckling – Sometimes floorboards warp and lift up from the subfloor, this is called buckling. This can be due to a number of different reasons, but it is crucial that the cause of the problem be identified. Once we know the problem, we can take the necessary repairing steps to ensure that your hardwood planks are firmly attached to the subfloor.
Cupped Floors – This is similar to buckling, it is when the edges of the hardwood planks raise up and the center of the board sinks 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.
Warped Hardwood Floors – This can be a big problem for the homeowner. It is a good sign that there is a major moisture problem within the home. Warped hardwood floors are rarely the result of faulty hardwood or installation, but are a symptom of larger moisture problems in the home itself that needs to be taken care of.
Other Hardwood Floor Repair Problems – There may also be scratching or loose planks with hardwood flooring. The majority of scratches can be repaired in a short amount of time. If you’ve got serious scratching, however, we can repair them, it will just require a little more time. Bringing in a professional hardwood installer such as DG Wood Floors to re-install your flooring properly is probably the only sure way to permanently solve the problem.