Even after wood floor restoration, water leaks can threaten your beautiful new floor.
If this happens to you and you discover it quickly, take prompt action:
– stop the source of the leak either from a tank or radiator
(show your family members where the stopcocks are..).
– allow the floor to dry by removing boards, mopping up and allowing the water on the concrete base to evaporate.
– don’t worry about further damaging wet boards that are beyond repair – and adjacent boards.Â It’s preferable to leaving water underneath.Â Oak boards lying in water can become so badly stained that even floor sanding won’t restore them.
– take photos of the damage before and after removing boards for insurance purposes.
– on drying, the boards are likely to buckle and will need replacing.Â Matching with new boards can be tricky, so the solution might be a complete new floor.