Hardwood Flooring Restoration

Hardwood floors are durable and dependable, and can last for generations when properly maintained, but even the most resilient hardwood floor is susceptible to water damage.

And, it doesn’t take long. Water can damage hardwood flooring very quickly. What’s more, the damage can start without any identifiable indicators, and worsen without your knowledge.

Water Damage Types

Water damage is a common threat to hardwood flooring, especially in the Pacific Northwest, where precipitation and a moist environment can compound more common risks from things like:

  • Bad plumbing
  • Faulty appliances
  • Old seals, grout and caulking
  • Leaky roofing

Sometimes the cause of the problem isn’t that easy to find, however, so knowing signs of damage can help you catch it early – which can in turn help you save money.

Identifying Water Damage

Water damage isn’t always obvious, and the extent of it may extend beyond what’s visible on the surface, which is why it’s important to consult an expert service like European Restoration if you suspect you may have damage.

Think you might have hardwood flooring water damage? Look for these signs:

  • Warping
  • Discoloration
  • Mold and mildew
  • Cracks or splintering

But remember: Damage may not be immediately evident. If you’ve had any issue involving water, from minor problems like a leaky refrigerator to emergencies like flooding or burst pipes, be sure to have your hardwood flooring evaluated for damage.

Hardwood Flooring Restoration Options

European Restoration, in partnership with European Hardwood Flooring, can handle any type of restoration required, which will depend on the type and severity of the damage involved. And, that will depend on how quickly you employ water mitigation services.

Full flooring replacement may be necessary, and European Restoration can help, but they also provide expert assistance with custom staining, partial restoration, and other refurbishing and finishing services as needed.