Tips For Fixing Broken Hardwood Flooring
Replacing any part of your hardwood flooring is not as hard as it seems, when you know exactly what you are doing. If you have noticed some small pieces have been damaged, but the whole flooring is in fairly good condition, replacing everything in one fell swoop is a big waste of money and time.
However, it is easy and fast to simply remove the damaged section without having to damage the remainder of the hardwood floor, especially if they utilize the tongue and groove installation found in many new hardwood flooring installations. Many people use a reciprocating saw to remove these sections, although this can be dangerous if you do not understand how to safely operate one. If you are unsure whether or not you can safely do so, do not use it.
Some people might say that it is impossible to completely replace any wooden flooring in their home with new ones, but this could not be further from the truth. It is actually quite possible to save a lot of money on replacing a damaged section of wooden flooring by simply replacing the entire floor in one fell swoop. By simply removing the section damaged, you will be able to install a new one that is more attractive and will have the same strength and durability as the first one you replaced.
The best way to remove broken sections is to sand them down slightly before sanding over them so they do not get damaged again. This should make the task a little easier. There is no need to use a saw or any other tools when you are sanding the area.
Once you have finished sanding the section, you should apply a sealant to it. You should be very careful when doing this and use only a dab at a time. If it comes off or gets too much water on it, then simply replace the damaged section.
The next step is to place the new section over the top of the broken one and make sure that it goes on evenly. After you are sure that it goes on, you should apply a new coat of paint to finish off the job.
By using this method of fixing broken sections of wood flooring, you will not only save yourself a ton of time and money but will also reduce repair costs to your hardwood flooring. As mentioned before, replacing just the damaged part of the floor is not going to cost you much money. On the other hand, installing an entire new hardwood floor is going to cost you more than replacing just the damaged portion. The reason for this is the flooring itself will have to be replaced completely.
If you have the extra funds, hiring a wooden floor professional will allow you to avoid the hassle of replacing your hardwood flooring all together. This will not only save you money, but will also be a great idea if there is a significant amount of damage to your hardwood floor that needs to be fixed or repaired.