When it comes to timber flooring, we can agree on two things. The first one, it’s hard to get over its timeless beauty and comfort. The second one is sometimes maintenance can be a little intensive, especially timber floor repairs. However, no matter how big or small the damage, timber floors can be easily repaired and restored by floor sanding and polishing techniques.
Few Common Timber Floor Damages
To begin with, whether your timber floors need a single floorboard repaired, or an extensive repair depends upon the damages inflicted on your timber flooring. So, some of the common timber floor damages are given below.
– Moisture and direct sunlight
– Water leakage from the faucet or toilet
– Hidden leaks from the dishwasher
– Scratches from moving of furniture and other appliances and dents
– Pet and water stains
– Poor ventilation
– Flooring that’s close to the soil
Some of these damages can affect only a single floorboard, while others can cause severe damage.
Timber Floor Repair for a Single Floorboard
If only a single plank is damaged, possibly from water damage or a scratch or gouge, the damaged timber board can be repaired with floorboard sanding and polishing. However, the newly sanded floorboard can look much lighter and different from the rest of your flooring. The finished board will may look obvious as it contrasts with the rest of your flooring. However, sanding and polishing your entire flooring is a great way to achieve a neat and even look and finish.
One way to fix this is by replacing the damaged floorboard with a new floorboard. The tricky part here is to match the stain and varnish of the new floorboard to the existing flooring. So, it also leads to subsequent timber floor sanding and polishing throughout your entire flooring. But luckily, if a timber board is managed to be borrowed from another part of your house – preferably of the same size and width – then you will get a neat finish without floorboard sanding and polishing.
This method of replacing damaged boards is ideal for old floorings with large gaps. In the case of new flooring, the gaps are relatively much smaller, making the height differences between the boards more prominently visible.
Timber Floor Repair With Recycled Floorboards
If your timber flooring is old, another excellent way to repair and replace the damaged timber flooring is to use recycled floorboards. Old timber flooring such as Baltic pine, Tasmanian oak, Rimu and Kauri are difficult to find, especially in the same width. Hence, with recycled floorboards, it gets quite convenient to replace the damaged old flooring. It only needs a little preparation beforehand if staining is not required.
Are Wax Sticks a Permanent Solution To Fix Timber Floor Damages?
Wax sticks are a popular timber floor repair tool option among many homeowners. They are easy to use and offer a quick solution to damages. Unfortunately, they can damage your wooden floors. Moreover, they are not a permanent solution as they won’t adhere to shallow gouges and do not stick for a longer period.
Timber Floor Repair for New Floors
Replacing a single damaged plank or several planks in new flooring is effortless due to Australian standards. It’s easy to find the same species and width of a damaged timber flooring that’s only a few years old.
So, if you are looking for a timber floorboard repair service in Sydney, contact our floor sanding and polishing professionals at Stanton Flooring. Our professionals know what’s best for your timber flooring to look flawless.