Choosing what type of floor to install in your home can sometimes seem overwhelming with all of the options that are available to home owners today. One of the more popular options that home owners are choosing to go with is hardwood flooring. Hardwood floors come in a variety of colors, plank sizes and textures. A well finished and installed wood floor can add value to your home and make it look beautiful in every room. Hardwood floors are durable and can last a long time if you give them the proper care and attention that they require. It is important to observe the condition of your hard wood floors to prevent any major damage from occurring.

Wood Floor Movement

Wood is an absorbent material that can change in moisture content depending on the weather or time of year. When the humidity levels rise, wood will absorb moisture from the air, causing your flooring to expand. When relative humidity falls, your wood floor emits moisture back into the air, causing your floor to contract. The constant expanding and contracting of your hard wood floor can sometimes leave your floor looking unattractive with gaps that were not visible when your floor was initially installed. Keep an eye on the wood movement of your floor, if you notice more extreme gaps throughout your floor, contact a professional to assist you in properly repairing your floor.

Wood Floor Cupping Repair

Cupping is another issue that often occurs with hard wood floors. Cupping is when the edges of your hardwood floor boards are sitting higher than the center of the board. Cupping is caused when there is a moisture imbalance through the thickness of the wood. Cupping will most often appear after the floor has been installed and sometimes rather than moisture issue could be a result of poor installation. When you choose to install hardwood flooring, make sure you are hiring someone with the proper skills and experience when it comes to installation.

Warped or Buckling Hardwood Floor Problems

One of the more extreme problems that occur with hardwood floors is called buckling. Buckling occurs when the wood floor boards actually pull up from off of the subflooring. This will result in the board sitting several inches off of the subfloor in one or more areas. Not only does this look very unattractive but it also creates a safety hazard for you and those living in your home. Buckling requires the services of a floor repair professional.

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If you are experiencing any of these issues with your hard wood floors, contact A&E Painting and Renovations today.