Friday, 31 July 2020

4 SIGNS THAT YOUR WOOD FLOORS ARE IN DEEP TROUBLE

Epsom Area Hardwood Floor Restoration and Repair

Whether you purchased a stunning"fix-er-up-er" mansion nearby Los Altos; or you are attempting to fix winter weather damage, you have to put money into hardwood floor recovery in Epsom to re-beautify your place and prevent problems from recurring.

Wood floor issues are easy to place. For example: see piles of dust on the floors? You do not need to be a professional exterminator to comprehend the offenders: termites!

But subtler kinds of hardwood flooring damage demand further knowledge to diagnose and treat. Here are just four of these.

1. Separations and fractures.

Although you cannot view it, your Epsom hardwood floors are constantly expanding and contracting, because of humidity, temperature and other aspects. As wet and dry seasons come and go, this breathing motion can cause cracks and separations in the timber, if the room is too dry. These cracks may subsequently harbor insects, mold and other nasty components, which can accelerate the deterioration.

2. Cupping.

Obviously, you do not want your flooring to get overly dry. But when they become overly moist, two different forms of deterioration can result -- cupping and cracking. In cupping, the moisture affects the floorboards, causing the sides to round up, creating a cup or a gutter-like effect. If you equalize the humidity levels (e.g. by identifying the source of the moisture imbalance and fixing it), the boards may go back to equilibrium. But this does not always happen! In that case, you can try sanding the boards down or calling a professional.

4. Buckling.

This is a serious problem, where the flooring actually detaches in the subfloor. This can happen after flood or a big spill. Contamination of the subfloor, lack of adhesive ("sticky stuff") on a glued-down floor, or poor construction may also lead to buckling. Position repair/replacement can often repair the problem.

To take care of any type of damage, act sooner than later. As we mentioned, termites, mold, and humidity imbalances may accelerate harm already done. To this end, connect with the team here at Floor Sanding Epsom at www.floorsandingepsom.co.uk for a free and thorough estimate.


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