Fixing Your Warped Floors

Fixing Your Warped Floors

Fixing Your Warped FloorsIn our last post, we discussed the tell-tale signs that your home is suffering from foundation damage. While this extreme is the worst-case scenario for many homeowners, it’s important to note that fixing it doesn’t always have to be a budget-breaker. Therefore, we’re going to go in depth about how to repair warped flooring. But, before you start scoping out your home, protect it with a Norwich Home Insurance policy.

Small warps.

 
If you notice a tiny warp in the wood as you walk across it, the fix is probably easy. If the wood is still rather pliable, try wetting the area and then placing a heavy object, such as a cinder block, on top of the warp. Check it in a few days to make certain it’s gone. Take care not to stub your toe on the cinder block in the meantime! If it is still there or has gotten worse, you have just entered the realm of the large warp, explains This Old House.

Large warps.

 
This requires a bit more effort if it’s a larger warp than a cinder block can manage. Replace the warped wood with new slats of the same shape, size and color. Be sure to measure it and find out which kind of wood it is to make the replacement seamless. Further, if you can’t find the exact shade of wood, you can always stain it.

Ongoing warps.

 
If most of your flooring is warped, you need the help of a professional. This is often the indicator of foundation damage, not a small portion of water damage and years of wear in one area. Once the foundation is fixed, a professional will need to refloor your entire home. While this might be a big investment, the good news is that your home’s value will significantly increase with a new foundation and wood flooring.
 

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Dayville Office

Phone: (860) 774-8549
394 Lake Rd
Dayville, CT 06241
United States
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Phone: (860) 886-5498
6 Consumers Avenue
Norwich, CT 06360
United States
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Phone: (860) 928-7928
1226 Connecticut 169
Woodstock, CT 06281
United States
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