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Repairing Warped Hardwood Floors Completely

Repairing Warped Hardwood Floors Completely

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January 17, 2008

You were so excited at first when you discovered your home came equipped with hardwood floors.  Even if they needed a bit of work in the beginning, now that they have been resanded and stained, the floors look amazing and you have the benefit of enjoying a unique feature many newer homes simply don't have.  On the other hand, you have begun to notice that the floors don't look quite as good as they used to.  As a matter of fact, they look as if they are sagging in some areas.  Don't hesitate to use a level and check to see if sagging is occurring.  The faster you take care of repairing warped hardwood floors the less of a hassle the whole thing is.  Naturally the damaged areas will have to be replaced and it may mean a whole new floor, but you can learn how to prevent the problem from occurring in the future.

Repairing Warped Hardwood Floors

If you are really handy and feel like you are capable of replacing the damaged areas of the hardwood floor, feel free to remove and replace boards until your heart is content.  However for the inexperienced handyman or woman, this large of a project may not be your best choice unless you have a friend or family member who has a good idea of what they are doing and are willing to help out.  If you want to keep the hardwood floor, you may want to hire a professional to take care of the job for you.

With warped hardwood floors, your biggest job in addition to repairing the floors themselves is to find out why they warped in the first place.  Sure, constant use, especially in heavy traffic areas can have something to do with the problem, but the more likely culprit is moisture in your home.  As you might imagine hardwood floors don't like excessive moisture.  Address this concern, fix the problem, and you shouldn't ever have any more problem with warped hardwood floors.

Whether you work on repairing warped hardwood floors yourself or have someone else do it, the important part is to repair the damage before it gets any worse, discover where your moisture problem is and fix it as well.

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