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PartThree: Should We Refinish the Hardwood Floors?

Should We Refinish? Yes! You will need to refinish most hardwood floors during the drying process. There could be times that you don’t need to refinish. Certainly. During the restoration process all you are able to control is whether the boards lay back down or not. If there is damage to the finish like feathering […]

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Part Two Hardwood Flooring – Why Cupping Occurs

Why should you care? You first need to understand what it means when the hardwood flooring begins to cup. The bottom of the board picks up moisture during the water damage which is what causes the cupping. Increase of moisture content causes cupping so decreasing the moisture content or drying the boards will cause it […]

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Quick Tip – Hardwood Drying – What not to dry!

What type of flooring you should or shouldn’t dry? Floors you SHOULDN’T dry: Engineered – Engineered floors cannot be restored. You can dry those floors but you will not be able to successfully sand and refinish them. Making them a project you will not want to start. Laminate – You can dry it, however, you will […]