Monday, January 16, 2012

Damage to Your Hardwood Flooring?

Hardwood flooring is a popular option for many homeowners in the Bixby area. When a good quality hardwood floor is installed properly and needed repairs are done well it provides a beautiful and durable flooring option. When repairs, refinishes, and installations are not done properly, however, or a bad product is purchased it can cause many problems. Here are some common problems with hardwood flooring and their causes:
  • Buckling is usually caused when the flooring is not given proper time to acclimate, moisture testing is not done correctly, or it is not given proper room to expand.
  • Creaking or squishy floors can be caused by incorrect floor preparation on both a concrete slab and a wood subfloor.
  • Fading and color changes can occur simply due to exposure to light over time or from failing to install from different cartons. Since cartons of hardwood flooring can come from different lots it is important for the installer to use several different cartons at a time when installing the flooring in each area.
  • Visible and Invisible defects can occur when using a poor quality hardwood floor. Although it can also occur with even the best of hardwood products, it is less likely when good quality hardwood products and good hardwood flooring installers and repair professionals are chosen.
To ensure that your hardwood floor looks beautiful for years to come, select a good quality floor, have it installed properly, and make sure all repairs are done correctly.

For new hardwood flooring options in Bixby, call Jim Ecrette of ProSource Flooring at 918-252-7711 or and ask for Darryl Baskin's Wholesale Pricing.

Want to buy Bixby real estate? Contact Darryl Baskin, McGraw Realtors, 918-258-2600 or

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