We are remodeling my daughter's bedroom.

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She sleeps in a heavy, hospital bed and it has made a sunken spot on the floor. What can we do to make the floor level again? It is a wood sub floor.

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  • Beth Beth on Jun 11, 2018
    Do you mean that the bed has legs (as opposed to being on a solid platform) and that just the four legs have made sunken impressions into the wood subfloor? In that case, subfloor can be either plywood or a composite material, both of which are soft. You can try placing a damp washcloth over the areas and steam ironing gently over them. This will swell the wood back up and sometimes you can't even tell they were ever depressed. Just don't get the iron too hot. Good luck.

    • Allen Allen on Jun 11, 2018
      yes it has 4 legs each one with a roller. only one leg has made an indention in floor

  • Shore grandmom Shore grandmom on Jun 11, 2018
    Did the sub floor sunk around the whole bed or just at one spot under a leg?

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    • Shore grandmom Shore grandmom on Jun 12, 2018
      Ok, what I would do is remove the subfloor and check to make sure the joists under that part of the room are ok. You might need to sister some joists for extra support. And since you have the floor open and you have such a heavy bed, you may as well sure up the whole bedroom to avoid more problems in the future. Good luck.

  • Beth Beth on Jun 12, 2018
    Allen, if the legs are on rollers, purchase those flat, hard rubber molded square or round brown rubber thingees at Walmart that you set the feet on to prevent them leaving marks on the floor. Can't think of the name of them right now, but they come in packs and there is a circle in the center for the leg to set down in. The idea I gave you previously should work and these rubber things should prevent more damage. You could also put a sheet of vinyl (Home Depot/Lowes sells remnant pieces rolled up - 6x9's) under the bed, and that would help.