My Affordable Floors offers services for hardwood floor repairs in Milwaukee, Chicago and just about everywhere in between. Since we specialize in providing affordable flooring repairs, the type of board replacement and refinishing services we will recommend typically depend on the severity of the hardwood damage your floors have suffered. These repairs typically fall under a few, broad categories.
Most of the hardwood floor repairs we perform are due to scratches, dents, water damage, marks from burns (chemical and fire), pet stains, gouges, holes, and plant stains. Although repairs can be done in just about any situation, it is important to note that the extent of the floor repairs you will need are determined by the extent of the damage. And, due to the specialized and exacting nature of woodwork repair, nearly all common repairs require sanding and refinishing the entire floor. Note, however, that floor sections cannot be matched or blended with existing areas; the whole floor must be done for proper matching.
Floor Scratches, Dents and Gouges
Dents, scratches and floor gouges that are less than ⅛-inch deep can often be repaired with sanding and refinishing. Floor damage that is deeper than that, however, nearly always requires replacing the boards, then sanding and refinishing the entire floor.
Holes in the Floor
Small holes (like those from nails and staples) can often be repaired with wood filler. Larger holes (like those from cable and speaker wires), can also be filled this way but will often need to be followed up with board replacement, sanding and floorboard finishing.
Unfortunately, water damage to hardwood floors is fairly common and can occur from leaky refrigerators, toilets, dishwashers, roofs, pipes, plants, and many other sources. To reduce the effects of water damage to your floors in the event of a spill or leak:
1. If possible, find the source of the water and repair it to stop the flow of water.
2. Mop up as much water as possible.
3. Place a fan so that it blows across the affected area.
4. Place a dehumidifier in the area.
5. If you have humidifier or a humidifier on your furnace, shut it off.
If you are unable to take these measures before damage sets in, you may see any of the following: peeling floor finish, flaking floor finish, floorboard discoloration, floorboard warping (also called “cupping”), or gaps in your floorboards. Severity of damage can range from minor cupping to severe floorboard damage that requires board replacement, finishing and sanding.
In all cases of water damage to floors, the floorboards will need to be thoroughly dried out before we can make repairs. Unfortunately, if you attempt to make floor repairs before your floorboards are appropriately dry, they will inevitably warp or show damage.
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