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SGT B 08-26-2012 09:44 PM

Complete Floor repair help!!
 
I am remodeling a house that I currently bought. I pulled up the carpet to examine what was underneath, plus the carpet was old and needed updating. What I found was a wood floor that had a trail in the middle of it that was stained by animals. All of the wood flooring has a scalloped concave shape. Now the smell is not present so here is my question. This is the first floor that I have had to repair on my own. Can I sand the floor to make it level enough to install carpet, or can I cut out the area and replace it with a quality ply-wood? If I need to replace, do I replace it all with ply-wood to make it uniform?

Any tips or shared experiences on this would be greatly appreciated.

joecaption 08-26-2012 09:55 PM

Posting a picture is always nice.
What's under the flooring? If there's floor registers you should be able to lift on out to see what's there.

Cupping tells me there's a moisture problum under that floor someplace.
No vaper barrier in a crawl space, wet basement, ECT.

Awoodfloorguy 08-27-2012 12:44 PM

I agree. This condition is caused by moisture. So either the pets peed on the floor a whole lot of something else is leaking. Figure out what is causing this, let the floor dry out after addressing the situation and then you can probably refinish the floor. You may need to consider staining a dark color as pet stains will not sand out. However, dark stain will help hide the stains. Running a dehumidifier will help with drying.

SGT B 09-17-2012 02:37 PM

Pics of flooring
 
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Here are a couple pics, sorry have been out of town and just getting back to the flooring of the house.

joecaption 09-17-2012 03:35 PM

Somethings very wrong with that floor. There never should be gaps that big anywhere in the floor.
Any chance it was just layed over the floor joist with no subfloor under it?
Is it Tongued and groved?

SGT B 09-18-2012 10:14 PM

Its not a tongue and groove floor. I will have to get under the house this weekend to take a look at the subflooring.


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