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Reasons to Seek Wood Floor Restoration

Posted on November 30th, 2011 In: Articles, Wood Floor Restorations Articles

Wood floor repairs actually come in several different varieties according to the problem being solved. One of the most common problems that owners of hardwood floors experience is the development of cracked wood over time. These may begin as small cracks that mar the surface of the wooden planks forming the floor, but over time they can develop into large fissures that are more than unsightly. They can actually present a tripping hazard to people walking across the floor. Both aesthetics and common sense dictate that wood floor sanding should be arranged without delay to restore the floor back to a beautiful, safe surface.

In addition to split wood, another problem that may develop is a space or gap between the planks. Wood is a natural product that contains a certain level of water content. While wooden boards intended for use in flooring are often thoroughly dried and sealed in advance in order to prevent gapping problems, no system is perfect. Over time, wood can shrink further during dry conditions, just as it can absorb water and swell slightly during conditions of humidity.

If the gaps that develop are thin, they are probably seasonal and will vanish as weather conditions change. If they are larger, however, you may need to consult a professional who can give you advice about the kind of repairs you need in this situation. The same is true if you have floors that are experiencing buckling or warping, as these problems are sometimes associated with a need to attach planks more securely to the subfloor level.

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