Replacing Damaged Hardwood Floors

Published on Monday, December 9th, 2019


Arizona weather is lots of sunshine and minimal concern for natural disasters including great amounts of moisture. But, monsoon season can hit us with torrential downpours. If we aren’t prepared, the rain could come in and ruin certain types of flooring, in particular, hardwood. Often, if only one area is damaged, it’s easy to make small repairs by simply replacing your damaged hardwood floors.

If you find yourself negatively affected by Arizona’s monsoon season, your hardwood floors and large amounts of rainwater will not mix. Even though Arizona has few problems with flooding and large amounts of water, during our rainy season, the rain and wind are unpredictable. So, what does flooding, even in small amounts, do to your hardwood? It can warp, bubble or even grow mold that can be harmful to you and your family.

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Fortunately, hardwood is easy to replace, rebuff, and refinish. If you do find yourself with excess water, here is what to do:

Remove excess water

You want to be able to dry out the affected area as soon as possible. Opening doors and windows to use Arizona’s sunshine to aid in the drying process is the best option.

Using a mop or towels to pick up excess water can speed up the drying process. If the water damage is extensive, it may not just be a topic fix, the use of a wet vac can be handy in these situations as well.

Ask the trusted flooring experts

There are a lot of DIY videos and blogs on replacing your damaged hardwood flooring, but there are so many issues you can run into that could make a small fix into a large financial hole. Protect your investment by hiring professionals to fix your flooring for you.

Our team is a branch of the largest floor buying group in the state but is locally owned. We’ve been in business in the Valley for over 20 years and the majority of our employees have been with us for at least 10-15 years. Therefore, our expertise is unmatched. Our team is a group of passionate, knowledgable, and friendly people eager to help you on your journey.

If you are concerned about what type of flooring you need to match your current hardwood floor, our showroom experts can help make the match simple and easy. We also have our trusted installation team that is hand-chosen for the requirements of each specific job. We ensure customer satisfaction to make sure that your flooring disaster will be fixed with peace of mind and exactly the way you want it.

Preserve your hardwood floor

Hardwood floors have a reputation for longevity. However, it’s not just about being functional to determine the longevity of the flooring, it’s about the look as well. The goal for many is to preserve the look of hardwood to look as vibrant and decorative as the day it was installed.

  • Clean your floors regularly. It’s important to note here that moisture is not hardwood’s friend. Dry mops and vacuums with hardwood floor safe bristles will prevent sand from scratching the surface of your hardwood. Additionally, being vigilant when it comes to cleaning up spills will protect your flooring from warping or further damage.
  • Use floor mats and furniture protectors. Floor mats at entrances of your home can protect your flooring from sand and other debris that can cause scratching. Also, protective pads or perhaps rugs underneath furniture will prevent scratches or dents.
  • Pets. Clipped nails are a savior for your floors in addition to house training. Making sure that your floors are always clean of excess moisture, whether it be from the water bowl or a puppy accident, will prevent your floors from irreparable damage.
  • Be aware of footwear. High heels can leave dents in your flooring even if the woman is under 100 pounds. Be aware of the footwear worn on your hardwood flooring and you will prevent any dents from occurring.

Fortunately, hardwood floors are easy to rebuff and refinish. If dents do occur, it’s fairly easy to repair damaged hardwood floors.

Why Scottsdale Flooring America for replacing damaged hardwood floors

We offer over 500 styles of natural hardwood and there are a large variety of colors and shades from deep reds to light, blonde hardwoods to blend with any aesthetic. Hardwood can easily be transformed with rugs to create a good mix of comfort and style. Revamp your damaged hardwood floors and create a new space for your family by replacing damaged hardwood floors.

If you do not want hardwood anymore, we also offer a large variety of carpet, laminate, tile, and stone. Click here to view our showroom and see for yourself the options available to you.

Contact Scottsdale Flooring America today to help in replacing damaged hardwood floors and any other renovation project you may need.

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