Why is your Hardwood Floor Failing?

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Because of the expertise needed to identify wood floor problems a trained and certified expert is needed. Hire a Certified Wood Flooring Inspector to investigate the cause of your  hardwood flooring failure. Hardwood Flooring Inspectors are experienced in the following wood flooring problems:

  • Alligator surface
  • Breakage over tongue and groove
  • Buckling
  • Chatter
  • Checking
  • Color changes over time
  • Color doesn’t match sample
  • Color not dark enough
  • Crowning
  • Cupping
  • Debris in finish
  • Delaminated engineered planks
  • Dents in surface
  • Edger dishing
  • Edger gouges along baseboards
  • Edger marks
  • Finish didn’t cure properly
  • Finish lifts stain
  • Finish not drying
  • Finish or stain on adjacent surfaces
  • Finish pealing
  • Finish pooling
  • Finish soft
  • Finish stop marks
  • Foot prints in wet finish,
  • Furniture legs scratched floor
  • Gaps (cracks) between boards
  • Grain rise
  • Hair in finish
  • Hollow sounds
  • Inconsistent sheen
  • Lap marks
  • Mallet rubber marks on walls
  • Milling irregularities
  • Missed finishing spots
  • Missed sanding spots
  • Moisture content too high
  • Moisture content too low
  • Paint in wood grain or finish
  • Photosensitive wood species
  • Plank separation
  • Planks laid in same direction as subfloor sheeting
  • Sanded surface not uniform
  • Sanding gouges
  • Splitting
  • Squeaks, board movement
  • Subfloor not flat
  • Subfloor not stable
  • Swirls
  • Surface is not smooth
  • Tape lifts finish
  • Uneven stain
  • Water damage
  • White spots in finish
  • Wood doesn’t meet spec
  • Worn finish
  • Yellowed finish