Hardwood floors are the main reason many finalize their dream homes; they are durable, and the upkeep is easy. However, after years, even the best kind of wood tends to keen under the wrath of a mop, not to mention the sheer weight of everything you put on it.
Here are the signs that say you need to potentially replace or repair your hardwood floors.
Nails Make Their Presence Known
The fear of stepping on a nail is so intense in some people that they end up getting tiles. Little do they know that it is not normal for floorboards to come loose unless there is something seriously wrong with the plywood underneath or the planks themselves.
If you notice more and more nails sticking out, ask a contractor for help before someone gets seriously hurt.
Marks that Run Deep
Scratches are a common complaint with wood floors. You may ignore small and shallow ones or sand them really quick, but deep and long ones are a different ballgame altogether.
If a scratch is so deep that it makes any sanding efforts futile, you are better off replacing the plank.
Cleaning spills and puddles as quickly as they form should always be the course of action, especially with hardwood. The water gets into the floor and is impossible to get out, no matter how much sanding you do.
So, if you notice any wet rot or space between the floorboards, it could be a sign of water damage, and you have no choice but to replace the problem area.
Your floorboards could get noisy if they need to be refurbished or renewed. If they have not been refinished that many times, you can sand and redo the topcoat, and that should do the job just fine.
However, if your house is so old that you’ve lost count of how many times the floor has been sanded and recoated, it’s high time you replaced it. Creaky floorboards in a home like that are a sign of danger because they have been sanded—so many times—that the slightest weight could make the whole floor collapse.
Repair Your Wood Floor in Redmond
The more time that goes on, the more our hardwood floors get unpredictable. If you have an old house, it needs to have regular inspections to make sure everything is as it should be.
If your flooring shows any of the above signs, it’s best to have us over for a look. Chances are you will need some minor repairs—a dustless refinish here, a recoat there. However, left to its own devices for long enough could also mean a floor installing on the cards.
Call Cris at (425) 802-7517 for more information on our services.