How to repair water damage on hardwood floors?

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  • George George on Jun 13, 2019

    Yes,i need this also especially after the water causes the floor to buckle.

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Jun 13, 2019

    If it's not severe, you can sand and refinish. If it's very slight, try Rejuvenate. If severe, replacement is probably your only solution.

  • K. Rupp K. Rupp on Jun 13, 2019

    Once the wood swells and buckles, you might need to just wait it out to see what happens. It may take a couple of months to see if the wood will go down back to its normal position which is possible. If you have waited it out and it is still awful, you could replace the wood planks that have been impacted. If you can find the exact flooring and sizing, that could be an option. If the water damage isn't too bad but has affected the finishing in areas, like Kathy said, sand and refinish.

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Jun 16, 2019

    What is the size of the area that is water damaged?

    Is the floor solid hardwood, or engineered hardwood?