Wood Floor Repair Service
Wood floor repair service will allow you to keep the wood flooring you love while making it structurally sound and protecting against costly future repairs or replacement. Our hardwood floor repair services were developed alongside our many years of experience.
Over the years, we have discovered that wood floor repairs are common especially in older homes. If you live in the Jersey City area, you may live in a brownstone home that has 100+ year old wood flooring. If the floors have not been properly maintained there is a good chance that some of the wood floor planks that have split, dented, cracked, buckled, warped, or cupped. Water and moisture are the biggest culprits of buckled wood floors.
We understand the risk of damage and wear & tear of hardwood flooring is a concern to most homeowners. Our wood floor repair and restoration experts will most definitely be able to help with cost in mind. Below are common wood floor issues along with cost effective solutions:
Wood Floor Repair: Split, Cracks & Holes in Hardwood
Over time wood floors may develop cracks, splits, holes, or dents on the surface of the wood. These can be spot repaired by our hardwood specialists. We would use an epoxy based wood filler to fill in the damaged area. Secondly, we stain, blend and match to the existing color of the hardwood. After that, we buff and finish with a coat of water-based or oil-based polyurethane.
Repairing hardwood flooring: Gaps in the wood floors
Gapping between the wood planks of your hardwood flooring is a common issue. The most common causes of gaps are the expansion and contraction of the wood floors. This can happen due to fluctuating temperatures and humidity levels in your home. Water leaks and improper cleaning of the wood floors will also cause gaps between the floorboards to appear over time. To treat gaps in between your wood floor planks, we would first test for moisture & humidity levels in your home to make sure they are stable.
After that, we would sand down your floors using coarse grit. After we have sanded the floors once, we would apply a standard wood filler throughout all of the gaps. We wait for the wood filler to dry. Then we would sand down the floors twice more, creating a flat and seamless surface. Finally we would stain and apply 2 coats of polyurethane in order to finish the floors.
Repair wood flooring: Cupped hardwood floors
Cupped wood flooring develops gradually where the edges of the wood boards rise up while the center of the wood boards stay down. A moisture imbalance where there is more water on the bottom side of the wood plank than the topside will cause wood floors to cup. First step to correct this issue is to balance the moisture and humidity levels in your house. You will need to give the surface of your wood flooring enough time to return back to normal. Once the floor has stabilized, we will sand and refinish your floors professionally, eliminating any sign that the floors cupped to begin with.
Buckled Wood Floors
Buckled hardwood flooring can be caused by improper wood floor installation. However, the most common issue of buckled wood floors is due to extensive water damage. When water is stuck in between the subfloor and the wood floor planks for an extended period of time, it will cause the wood to move drastically. When there is no more space for the wood to move, the wood will pop up or “buckle”.
Buckled wood floors are probably the biggest and most costly of issues to repair. Firstly, we would need to remove the damaged wood floorboards completely from the subfloor. We would then need to run a fan or an air mover across the moisture prone areas for a period of 24 hours or until the floors are 100% dry. Once dry, we would replace the buckled wood floor planks with new wood floor planks of the same species and grade. After the new planks are installed, we would then sand and refinish your hardwood floors.