What happens when flooding happens on your new hardwood floors? It happens: the dishwasher over flows or the pipes burst or your house floods due to torrent rains. In those cases, is hope all lost? It depends on the type of hardwood flooring you have and how quickly you were able to clean up the water.
TYPE OF HARDWOOD
Engineered hardwood floors are better for rooms that may be more prone to moisture because they are not as affected by changes in moisture content. They do not expand and contract as solid hardwood floors do. However, in the case of water extensive water damage they are less likely to be salvaged. Part of the issue is that engineered floors are limited in the amount of times that they can be sanded and refinished.
HOW TO CURB THE EFFECTS OF WATER DAMAGE
If your floor does get water damage, there are several things that will help to curb the affects and help you *maybe* save your wood floors from having to be completely torn out. Here are somethings you will want to do ASAP (time is key to saving your floors!).
These things are important first steps to do when facing emergency water damages. If your hardwood floors make it through the drying process and are able to be salvaged they will probably need to be refinished. For the refinishing process, you can call Atlanta Hardwood Flooring & Cabinetry to help you get your floor back. When dealing with water damage call the experts and we can come and inspect to let you know if the hardwood floors are salvageable and give you the best advice to get you back to having beautiful hardwood floors.