On the television, you can find numerous DIY shows that give too much confidence for home owners. The DIY kits also make it sound simple to install flooring and repair problematic floors. However, a poorly done job will only cause a lot of problems in the long run. It is best to hire experts to repair timber flooring problems so that you don’t damage the integrity of your floors.
Constant exposure to moisture can cause significant damage to timber flooring. Timber absorbs moisture and so, proper installation is crucial. Problems with installation can easily result in water damage within a short duration. Water flooding from above the flooring and moisture rising through cement usually results in water damage. When you hire timber floorboard repair professionals, they can apply moisture barrier coatings and linings to prevent further water damage. If necessary, the damaged floorboards can be replaced.
Direct sunlight can cause discoloration and blistering of timber floorboards. One of the ways to remove sun damage is to sand the floor to bare timber and repolish the surface. This can result in discoloration of the flooring. If the damage is severe, the timber floorboard repair will involve cutting out and replacing worn out timber boards.
When your home gets older, the joists can sink slightly and this causes low spots in the flooring. Overuse of the floor can also result in the joists coming loose from the bearers and stumps. This can cause a bouncy effect across the floor. In that case, the floor must be jacked up and appropriate remedial measures must be taken to fix the problems.
One of the most common problems experienced by home owners is squeaking floors. In most of the cases, this is caused by bad expansion during installation and exposure to moisture. Buckling, tenting, crowning, cupping or gapping can also happen when the floor dries out too much after installation. When the noise is caused by movement of floorboards, the repair professionals can refix the timber with glue, screws or nails according to the installation. Gaps and holes can be fixed using specially colored material that is capable of handling movement.
In some renovation projects, major changes to the floor must be done. When new rooms are added, there may be some areas of the house that need additional timber floorboards to be attached. In that case, you can call in professionals who can supply matching floorboards that seamlessly fits with the existing flooring.