Hardwood floors take a beating over their lifetime. It’s very common to require repairs for areas of the floor that have been damaged prior to finishing. The most common type of repairs are pet urine stains, dishwasher/fridge leaks and waterdamage next to external doors or windows. Any type of damage can be repaired.
Water damage is the number one problem we see (leaks from fridge, dish washers, toilets etc) and it can typically be repaired without issue. The process for repairing water damage will include:
- Identifying the source of the leak.
- Stopping or repairing the source of the leak.
- Letting the floor dry out.
- Either re-sand the floor and re-coat it, or remove the existing board and replacing.
Most scratches can be easily repaired using a maintenance coat. If your floor is excessively scratched, then we will need to sand it down somewhat and refinish it.
Gaps in your floor are often caused byinproper installation, but they can also be caused by the natural expansion and compression of your home. Gaps can be exceedingly difficult to fix and repairs are not typically effective as a long-term solution.