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Winter Hardwood Flooring Problems: Salt on Hardwood, Melted ice on Hardwood

Winters in some parts of the country can be extremely long and harsh. Salt, melted ice and snow along with changes in the humidity levels of your home can all cause damage to your hardwood flooring. Salt and dirt that is not immediately cleaned up may cause scratches in your floor’s finish. Melted ice and snow puddles and damp rugs in front of entryways can leave stains and discoloration. Improperly maintained humidity levels can cause your flooring to cup, buckle, or crown. You may even see gaps, cracks or mold in the wood itself. Damage to your flooring that is left unattended cannot only cause it to lose its beauty and durability but also take years off its lifespan.

Sometimes damage can even be caused by a source that is outside or underneath your home. These sources need to be addressed and are not always easy to pinpoint. Water, especially, can flow inside your walls on pipes and boards without leaving a visible mark on your walls or flooring. You may have damage on one side of your home but the water could be leaking through ceiling or even the opposite end your house. Pinpointing the problem area can not only be time consuming but also costly.

If you have any of these issues or a combination of them, it is important that you have your flooring inspected by trained professionals, like the ones at Dave’s Floor Sanding & Installation, Inc. We will do an assessment and determine the extent of the damage and the repairs that need to be made. We will discuss every step of the way and offer options that meet the needs of you and your family as well as your budget. Our expert flooring contractors are trained in product and machinery and fully understand what it takes to get the job done to your satisfaction, which is our #1 priority. Allow us to do the work to make sure your flooring holds up for many years to come, even in the harshest of winters.