Category: Problems & Cures

How To Fix A Deep Gouge in Wire-Brushed Wood Flooring

A deep gouge in a wire brushed floor may seem hard to fix. Some may see it as a good candidate for a full board replacement. If the gouge is deep enough, the raw wood is probably showing through. Plus, the wire-brushed texture may be a complicated fix that putty is not going to fix. …

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Fix the Board, Not the Floor: Hardwood Floor Repair Kit

Tired of replacing wood flooring because of small scratches? Fix the board easily and quickly with a hardwood floor repair kit. Watch our video or keep reading to find out how to make your own kit! “I want this floor replaced!” As a flooring professional – whether you work out of a showroom or your …

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Stop Squeaky Wood Floors by Using the Right Fastener

If you’re involved in selling or installing hardwood floors, you have probably had to solve a “squeaky floor” problem for a customer. Nobody likes it when their brand new hardwood floors start squeaking. Prefinished flooring manufacture warranties do not cover noise issues because they are job site related, and it can be a difficult problem …

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Wood Floor Moisture and Acclimation Guide

Moisture issues can affect hardwood flooring at every part of the installation process, from acclimating your wood floors to doing repairs after an installation. To guide you through the various moisture and acclimation issues, we’ve pulled together some helpful resources from our own experience and from industry experts. These resources will give you an overview …

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When A Floor Doesn’t Stay Together

I love it when a floor goes together. Plank by plank, the steady beat of the mallet and boards snapping together and growing into a beautiful work of art. Nothing is worse than getting a complaint sometime after the job is finished that gaps are starting to appear between the boards. Today, we’re going to …

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Why is my floor gapping?

Seeing gaps in your wood floor? Dents du bonheur is a French phrase for happy teeth – you know, the two front ones that have a gap. In parts of Africa it is a sign of wisdom to have that gap and in Chaucer’s time women with that quirky feature were considered attractive. There are many …

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Expanding on the 4 Types of Gaps

It’s a fact of life that things expand and contract… water, wood, and waistlines after the holidays. Your floor is no different and may decrease in size this winter which will create a few gaps. Don’t worry, most gaps are a result of wood’s tendency to shrink in size as it dries out and those …

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