Flooding, leaks and spillages can all cause damage to a floor, no matter what type of flooring it is. Once the water has been cleared, it’s very important that you check your flooring for any sign of damage that may need fixing.
Although wooden flooring is more susceptible to damage, water can affect all manner of flooring. Below, we’ll run through the different signs that your floor could be damaged as a result of water, and how you can fix it.
The Damage: If you have hardwood floor, there are a few different visual pointers that it may be damaged. The most common of these is if the floor is bubbling and the planks have bubbled upwards creating a crown shape. Other signs include cupping where the planks have dipped or raised edges, if the floor has dark spots that could actually be mould and whether the floor has buckled.
The Fix: Individual floorboards can replace any areas of damage in the floor which is why many opt for hardwood floors in their business as the method of fix is much more cost-effective than having to replace an entire floor.
The Damage: Water damage on a carpet is much easier to spot than other types of floor, as it usually results in discolouration of the carpet and in some cases, an odour too: both of which as a direct result of any mould or mildew that’s formed.
The Fix: Most carpets can handle a certain amount of water, it’s the treatment of this that can cause the above. Carpets that have had water damage occur, particularly if it’s dirty water, may need professionally cleaning. If your flooring is carpet tiles as opposed to contract carpet, you may be able to replace individual tiles to fix.
If your flooring has experienced water damage, or damage of any kind, you can get in touch with us today to find out how we can help. Our expert team can talk you through the process of replacing or restoring your commercial floor.