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What Does It Mean If My Floors Are Warping?

11/14/2022 (Permalink)

Warping floors Remember, warping is an easy fix if you catch it early.

What Does It Mean If My Floors Are Warping?

If you own a home and have wood flooring, you probably know how easy it is to incur damage. Wood floors can be scratched, dinged, and stained by everyday objects like shoes or furniture. But what do you do if your floors are warping? That’s when things get serious. Warped wood flooring is not only unattractive; it can also cause major structural issues in your home that will cost thousands of dollars to fix.

There are several reasons why wood warps. As we explore the topic further below, we hope this information will help homeowners understand what they should look out for so they can prevent their floors from becoming warped in the first place!

Wood flooring is a natural product

Wood flooring is a natural product and will absorb water. The wood that makes up your flooring will not give back the water it absorbs, which means it can cause damage to your floors. Water under the floor can cause warping and cracking or crevices in your flooring.

If you have any cracks in your floors already, or if there are gaps between boards, this can allow moisture to get into them and cause more problems.

Wood absorbs moisture, but doesn’t give it back

The first thing you should know is that wood absorbs water, but it doesn’t give it back. This means that if your floors are warping, there could be a serious problem with moisture under the floor.

If you’re like most people and don’t have any idea what that means—don't worry. It basically means this: wood absorbs water and that then can’t be removed. The trouble is that if there's enough water under your floors or in their support beams to make them warp, then mold can form as well.

Mold grows anywhere there's moisture—and since wooden structures aren't very good at preventing dampness from getting trapped inside them, they're prone to mold growth even without any problems like floor warping happening first!

Warping can cause cracks and crevices in your flooring

Crevices and cracks are not only aesthetically unpleasant, but they can also be a pain to fix. When floors become uneven, their surface becomes more prone to damage. This can lead to serious problems down the road, such as structural issues and costly repairs.

The damage is hard to fix once the damage has been done.

The best thing you can do for your warped wood floors is to stop using them immediately. They are not going to fix themselves, and they will continue to get worse over time. If you have a home warranty, it may cover the cost of repairs or assist in get new flooring altogether. However, it’s far better if you just bite the bullet and do something about this now rather than later when the damage has already been done and more money needs to be spent on fixing it later down the line!

If possible, it is better to get rid of your current flooring and getting new hardwood floors installed before doing anything else. Though it may be expensive at first glance, it can save you a significant amount of money in the long run. 

If you have water leaking through your floor, get help before your warping damage becomes significant.

Water can cause warping by breaking down the glue that holds your flooring together, which results in floors that become soft and unstable. If water has been leaking through your floor, you should call a professional immediately before the damage becomes significant. Cracks and crevices in your flooring can also cause warping due to changes in temperature and humidity.

Remember, warping is an easy fix if you catch it early. Don’t let your floors get so warped that they need to be replaced—or worse, that they crack and crevice. If you see any signs of water damage in your wood flooring, get help before it’s too late.

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