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DEALING WITH GAPS AND CRACKS IN HARDWOOD FLOORS THIS WINTER

London Area Winter Hardwood Floor Care

Granted, London Area winters don't compare to Siberian or Alaskan winters, however, the fluctuations in temperature along with other seasonal shifts here can breed your hardwood floors. Even if it doesn't snow near you, then your flooring can develop cracks and gaps, which could then precipitate leaksmold, mould, mildew, and other undesirable structural harm.

What can you do about this issue?

First, strive to acquire a good moisture balance for your floors. At the winter, generally speaking, humidity goes down. This reduction of moisture causes wood to shrink, which consequently causes the gaps to form in wood floors.

Choose wood that's obviously resistant to shrinkage and growth. If you are remodeling, renovating, or building from scratch, choose narrower wood that's secure in diverse environmental conditions.

Dial up house humidity. But don't include a great deal of moisture and flip your rooms with hardwood flooring into subtropical paradises. Too much moisture can also be an issue.

Even in the event that you use the very best materials and require outside precautions, you may still get gaps and cracks. So what should you do about those gaps and cracks, if anything? The Solution is determined by the context:


  • Are you talking about a formal dining area...or a beaten up patio exposed to the elements?
  • Are you really concerned about maintaining a lovely"good as new" luster?
  • Or do you merely want to reevaluate against catastrophic damage, such as mildew and mould that could spread and tainted the integrity of the timber?


Refinishing and Repair for Damaged Hardwood Flooring

Connect with all the London Area hardwood flooring restoration fix staff at City Sanders. We can help you deal with water damaged or corrupted hardwood floors and reduce your ongoing maintenance and repair expenses. Telephone 020 3369 9858 Or email the team today to set up a free estimate.



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