If you have a fire or water emergency, please call us now at (336) 884-0063

To have the optimal experience while using this site, you will need to update your browser. You may want to try one of the following alternatives:

Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Water Damaged Wood Floors

2/4/2022 (Permalink)

Water damage happens when water is allowed to saturate a hardwood floor often the result is a condition referred to as cupping. This happens because more moisture is absorbed by the unfinished underside of the boards causing the bottom of each board to expand more than the top. The result is a wavy appearance and each course of wood is raised at the seams.

The hardest part when dealing with water damaged floors is waiting for the floors to dry out. If the floors are cupped like a washboard they may flatten out with time and you may avoid replacement. The best thing you can do is to call your local expert on wood floors, SERVPRO of High Point. We will take a moisture test and depending on the reading and the amount of cupping observed, the determination will be made to either try to dry out the affected areas, or replace them.

Other News

View Recent Posts