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Old 01-01-2015, 08:40 AM   #1
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How to fix minor water damage on hardwood floor?


I accidentally spilled water on my precious hardwood floor, and have caused some minor visible damage. As a result, the floor doesn't look completely flat. See attached photo.

Please advise how to get this fixed.
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Sure that's not a laminate floor?

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Sure looks like laminate flooring with moisture issues that can not be fixed.
What's under it? A slab?
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Sure looks like laminate flooring with moisture issues that can not be fixed.
What's under it? A slab?
It is said to be tiger hardwood floor. Underneath may be concrete.
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It is said to be tiger hardwood floor. Underneath may be concrete.
"tiger wood" may just be the color or the style.

Hardwood or laminate, whoever installed it didn't do a very good job of staggering the butt joints. They're very close together on alternate rows.

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"tiger wood" may just be the color or the style.

Whoever installed it, they didn't do a very good job of staggering the seams.
Will the moisture disappear with time if I don't do anything about it? Or do I need to press the damaged areas to flatten?
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There is no "fixing" it.
Once it's delaminated it's trash.
There is no letting it dry out and it will go back.
Leave it there and at some point molds going to set in making a bigger problem.
Who's telling you it's hardwood?
Sure looks like laminate or engineered flooring not real hardwood flooring.
The micro bevels make me think of engineered flooring.
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There is no "fixing" it.
Once it's delaminated it's trash.
There is no letting it dry out and it will go back.
Leave it there and at some point molds going to set in making a bigger problem.
Who's telling you it's hardwood?
Sure looks like laminate or engineered flooring not real hardwood flooring.
The micro bevels make me think of engineered flooring.
I attach a photo showing the texture of the hardwood floor. It's firm and doesn't look cheap. Does it make any difference if it's real hardwood floor?

What would happen if the molds set in? Shall I use heat to dry up the area?
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A skilled installer can replace individual boards---that is a tough job and requires a bit of time----make some calls--see if the manufacturer has a list of certified installers

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