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Why do wooden floors buckle?

11/3/2021 (Permalink)

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Ever wonder why wooden floors buckle? The short answer to that question is- they buckle due to moisture. Moisture makes wooden textures expand. The question that requires more thought process is- where is the moisture coming from? Here are a few examples of what may be the cause of your buckled wooden floor.

  • Slow leakage- In some cases, there may be a slow leak that has gone unnoticed and caused damage to its surrounding areas, including wooden floors. Once your floor has buckled it usually has to be replaced due to the wooden floor boards being expanded beyond repair. 
  • Seasonal Moisture- During more humid seasons like spring, it is a good idea to set up dehumidifiers in areas of your home or business that are more susceptible to collect humidity. Though it would take quite a bit of time for this to cause your wooden boards to buckle up, this is still a possibility. 
  • Water damage- Water damage is the most common reason that we see all the time that causes permanent damage to your wooden floors. The quicker you assess the water damage, the more likely you are to salvage them from buckling up.

 We recommend that you follow your floor manufacturer guidelines when maintaining and treating your wooden floors in order to prevent damaging them. We hope that you have found this information helpful. If you come across any of these issues, please reach out for further assistance. Our team is available 24/7/365 to help and restore. 

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