Q: I have 7 inch hardwood floors with very large gaps and uneven edges. The floor is also very wavy and has staples popping up all over. The home is 8 months old and the builder is telling me (although his team looked at it and said “Oh wow, that’s not good”) that according to the manufacture the gaps can be 7 times wider then “normal”. I don’t believe him at all and I don’t know what to do from here.
Repairing Wood Flooring
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Pine floor dented by heavy carts wheels
Q: My wife and I just had our pine hardwood floors sanded with 3 coats of polyurethane. The last coat was completed Friday. Sunday afternoon around 4PM I rolled a heavy server across it, 200 lbs. +-, and it appears to be dented from the 4 wheels.
Dull floor under throw rugs
Q: I recently got my hardwood floors refinished; sanded and polyurethaned. I put some throw rugs in my kitchen by the sink and stove. They have only been in place a few short months. When I picked them up and to mop the floor I noticed that the areas under the rug have no more shine to them. It’s almost as if the rug may have left a dulling residue.
Watermarks from pets water bowl
Q: What is the best way to remove watermarks from my wooden floor? My cat keeps splashing water on them.
Lighter planks after mold remediation
Q: After getting mold remediation done in a small room in my home, I noticed my dark stained wood floor has areas on some planks that are now noticeably lighter in color. Could the remediation process have caused this?
Removing polyurethane that dripped onto laminate floor
Q: Our contractor applied polyurethane to our new doors. In the process he dripped polyurethane on our non-wood pre-fab flooring. How do we remove this polyurethane from the flooring?
Dulled wood floor under carpets with non skid matting
Q: I had engineered wood floors put in back in June. I just noticed today that underneath the three 8×10 carpets I have (with that non skid stuff laid first) the floor looks totally different than where there is no carpet. Under the carpet is very dull.
Dark shadowy spots appearing in wood floor
Q: I have engineered hardwood floors (Robbins) which are about 20 yrs old. We have dark spots on the floor. They kind of look like shadows. We were told it’s moisture coming through the cement slab. We were told that we could try refinishing them in a dark stain to hide them. But, I am wondering, will the floor be rotting and should I be concerned about mold?
Filling up a warped spot in subfloor
Q: I have older 2″ wide flooring on 1 x 6 sub flooring running diagonally on joists on a 2nd story. In one area, where a HVAC duct runs between joists, the sub floor has warped and dried out leaving a void in between the two. You can feel a soft spot when walking over it.
Black discolorations in tongue and groove
Q: I professionally installed a engineered maple floor on cement slab, which was tested for moisture before laying. The floor showed no signs of green or dark wood in the tongue and groove. Six month later I pulled down from my attic, (no leaks) my 2 open left over planks and 2 new boxes of maple flooring wrapped in it’s original plastic to repair 15 spots throughout my home that have black discolorations. The old and new flooring was very black in the tongue and groove.