Water damage can be disastrous for even the best quality hardwood flooring. If water is left to get into the boards it can cause warping, distortion and changes to the size and shape of your floorboards. In extreme cases the damage makes its way deep into the concrete, causing lasting problems like damp and mould.
Sometimes you may not see the damage being done to the floor until it is too late. At this point you will probably need to have the damaged floor boards replaced. At other times you may find that you notice the water before it gets chance to cause any damage. As long as the damage is not too extensive you will probably find that you can get away with replacing just a few boards rather than the whole floor. If the floor has been down for a while you may find that the floor boards are no longer produced. If this is the case we will be able to show you our extensive range of colors and types of wood finding the best match possible. If we can’t find a match you may need to go for something that is close whilst we stain the whole floor. Having the whole floor stained and a few boards replaced will still be more cost effective than replacing the whole floor.
Before we can assess the situation and replace the damaged floor first of all you need to ensure that the source of the damage is found and any leaks fixed. Once the water is stopped you then need to wait for the surrounding areas to dry completely. There is no point in fixing the damaged floors until the area is completely dry. It may be a good idea to remove the boards and wait a while to ensure that everything has dried before replacing them with new boards.
We understand that you will want to get everything fixed and back to normal sooner rather than later and if the damage occurs on your business premises that you won’t want any interruption to service. We can come in after business hours and work on the floor being out before you open your doors again. If it is a very big job it may not be possible to fix the floor in one visit.
If your floor has sustained water damage and you need someone to assess the situation then give us a call and we will send someone out to you.