We are pleased to announce that Concreate Winner Sandra Wigg was presented with her prize in person by Chris Vincent from Concreate at Wood Floor Surbiton – Guildford. We look forward to installing Sandra’s Concreate Wall or Floor project when her renovation works are complete early in the new year.
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We will be Closed from Friday 26th of August until Monday 29th August. Our Surbiton showroom will be open as usual on Tuesday the 30th of August.
When choosing Wood Floor Surbiton, our customer experience, selection and suitability is KEY to finding the perfect floor.
It is important to us that you can answer 6 questions truthfully to help us to assist you in finding the most suitable type or style of wood flooring for your needs.
1. What is the vision or style you would like to create or have you seen for your home? Do you have any pictures or links to websites we could see?
2. Where is the wood floor going and do you see this flowing throughout the home or split into different zones within the home?
3. All floors require some sort of maintenance, will this put you off if there is more than an average maintenance routine or is it important that you have low maintenance?
4. What type of character/look can you see in your home? This can influence the grade or style of flooring that you view.
5. Is this the forever floor, taking into consideration your life or for commercial purposes and the market?
6. Is there any limitations or issues that may influence any selection that we are not aware of? Height limitations, Board width preference, UFH?
We know that with all our experience the key questions above can really assist us when you are looking at wood flooring, so come take the test and lets see if we can choose the right floor for you?
We look forward to seeing you at one of our showrooms: Guildford GU1 or Surbiton KT6.
We love reclaimed wood flooring, it looks stunning and truly unique in every way.
Sometimes, accidents in the home do happen. In a household with small children or pets, it is not always possible to prevent them. If you spill a large amount of water on a solid wood floor (due to a leak or flooding), even the strongest of materials can develop cupping. The term ‘cupping’ – sometimes called dishing – refers to a defect, whereby the boards rise at the edges.
This causes the hardwood to become uneven and bumpy. The good news though is that cupping is easy to avoid and it can be repaired, if necessary. The best way to prevent it is, of course, to put measures in place to stop excess moisture damaging the wood. If you have a solid wood floor in Weybridge, this is the right way to keep it looking fantastic for a long time.
This guide to preventing or repairing cupping in a solid wood floor will help you extend the life of your hardwood.
Common Causes of Cupping
There are a number of reasons why a solid wood floor in Weybridge might start to curl at the edges and they all involve excess moisture, in one way or another. In some cases, the flooring was originally laid on an overly moist sub-floor. This can be a costly problem, because the boards usually need to be lifted up and away from the lower surface, so that it can be dried.
Fortunately, prevention is simple for this one. If you hire the help of an expert supplier and installer – a company that you can trust – if the ground is too wet, the wood simply won’t be laid over the top until it is completely ready. A moisture reading may be taken to gauge the severity of the problem and the nature of the solution.
In other cases, a leak or flooding has caused damage to the wood and forced the boards to curl. For homeowners, this can be a really distressing thing to have to deal with, but it doesn’t always mean that a floor is ruined. If you took the time and effort to invest in high quality solid wood flooring, in the first place, you should find that it’s pretty tough and hard wearing.
Responding to Cupping in Floors
The key to determining whether or not your flood can be saved is finding out how much of the fixing has been affected. If more than 40% of the floor has come loose from the sub-floor, it will be extremely difficult (perhaps impossible) to repair it. This is common after very severe flooding and water damage.
If you’re confident that only a small proportion of the fixing is vulnerable, the first step is to bring the humidity in the room back to a healthy level. For a floor, this level is anywhere between 45-60% RH. If you’re not sure how to measure the humidity in your home, it is best to consult an expert installation or repair team.
If the humidity is too high, as is usually the case after water damage or flooding, use a standard dehumidifier to restore it to the right level. This is absolutely crucial, because if you make any changes to the wood itself, before the humidity is restored, you risk having the edges of the floor sink lower than the middle. Once the room is stable, you can sand and refinish the floor if you feel it is necessary.
Knowing When to Ask for Help
If you have a solid wood floor in Weybridge and it develops problems, as a result of an unexpected accident or mishap, you are advised to seek the help of a specialist. The first place to start is with the supplier who helped you buy and install the floor. If they sold it to you, it makes sense to assume that they know quite a lot about its composition.
It is important to realise that high quality wood floors are actually very tough and durable. They are highly resistant to scratches and marks, but they can be weak when it comes to water. With the right care, however, even water damaged floors can be brought back to life. So, don’t despair if you spot cupping in your wood; go out and get an expert opinion.