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Repairing Your Hardwood Flooring

 

Although recently the popularity of hardwood flooring is growing, not many people are taking into consideration repairs and precautions needed for future damage. There are several common possible issues with hardwood flooring, and this page will help you to find the most appropriate solution.

If you find that your flooring has been scratched, then there are ways that you would be able to hide this. Some people even use a pen or a crayon that is the same color as the floor, and simply fill it in. There are special pens at your local hardwood floors made specifically for this. Usually, that is enough to hide the scratch and guests would not even be able to notice it.

However, if the scratch is bad, then you may need to consider replacing either a small section or sometimes even the entire floor. You can also refinish the surface of your floor, depending on the type of flooring that is currently installed in your home.

Sometimes, the floor planks can slide loose away from one another. If this is the case for you, then you should try to use a nail to attach them to the layer underneath the wooden flooring. However, if you are noticing that you have a lot of planks becoming loose, then you should get in touch with the people who fitted your floor, as you may find that they did not do a good enough job and professional repair may be required.

Hardwood flooring can crack when it becomes too dry and this might be a problem if you live in a very warm or dry climate. There is the option to purchase some putty, which would fill the crack, however if it is more severe then you may have to replace some, if not all, of your flooring.

When the weather changes, you might find that there are gaps between your planks. If you notice this, then it may be a good idea to simply keep an eye on the situation and see if it changes with the seasons. If it does not, then you should contact the company who fitted your floor, as they should be able to repair it for you.

Finally, in a house that is troubled by moisture, the warping of the wood can be a problem. Unfortunately, once this has happened, the only thing that you can do is to replace the floor. However, you should make sure that you have eliminated the source of water causing this problem before repairing the hardwood floor in order to prevent future damage.