Deciding When to Repair or Replace Wood Flooring

While wood flooring is durable and capable of withstanding quite a bit of abuse, there may come a time where it is in need of being touched up due to scuffs, scratches or water damage. Depending on the extent of the damage to the floor, it may only need a refinishing or a partial replacement in some areas. However, in cases of more serious damage, the entire flooring could need to be replaced. If the floor looks damaged it is probably best to assess the extent and proceed appropriately so that specialists can repair the strips or planks.

For simple scuffs and shallow scratches, it is probably a simple job of refinishing the polish on the planks in order to get it looking brand new. The process of refinishing a floor can involve either polishing or sanding down the damaged wood until it looks smooth and is an even level across. After the strip looks repaired, often a sealant or coating is applied to the plank to prevent the wood from further damage. For solid hardwood flooring, the wood may also need to be proper varnishing in order to maintain a constant aesthetic across the flooring.

On floor with more extensive damage, it may not be possible to repair the individual strips through refinishing and instead the tiles must be replaced with brand new strips. In order to maintain a consistent look, it is vital that the manufacturer and model of the planks replaced are the same as the prior installation. To prevent further damage to the flooring, the installation should be handled by certified installation technicians and secured with proper fastenings.

If the planks are damaged due to water damage it may be necessary to replace the supports under the wood, which requires tearing up the strips and pulling up the cushioning, and reinstalling brand new strips and supports. This is a complex and lengthy process that costs a lot of money and requires a great deal of technical knowledge, which can be a hassle for the inexperienced. If a full replacement is necessary due to the level of damage, any type of flooring can be used. This may be a great time to upgrade to water-resistant flooring that is less susceptible to damage.

Whether your hardwood flooring just needs a partial touch-up in some spots or a complete replacement, it always best to contact a professional service to properly assess the damage and decide the best treatment plan. After the repair it is important to maintain tongue and groove flooring with regular cleaning and polishing to prevent further damage to the strips and prevent unnecessary further treatments. Contact the manufacturer to learn the best maintenance plan for your flooring, follow their treatment plan, and use recommended repair companies and products.

Are your looking for repairing or replacement service for your wooden floor? Tongue N Groove Flooring will provide you wood flooring service in Sydney.


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