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Old 06-28-2020, 10:14 PM   #1
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Buckling hardwood planks


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I've got two hardwood planks that gradually lifted up on their long edges over time. They're not lifted up that high - i can hardly tell visually. The house is 5 yrs old. Google tells me it's most likely due to moisture but i don't know if that's the case.

What's the best way to fix this? Should I nail it in or use some sort of wood glue or epoxy? Or even this product: www.fixafloorworldwide.com
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I've got two hardwood planks that gradually lifted up on their long edges over time. They're not lifted up that high - i can hardly tell visually. The house is 5 yrs old. Google tells me it's most likely due to moisture but i don't know if that's the case.

What's the best way to fix this? Should I nail it in or use some sort of wood glue or epoxy? Or even this product: www.fixafloorworldwide.com

I would spend more time finding the source of the moisture, if you can solve that, It has a good chance of going back down.
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Old 06-29-2020, 02:48 AM   #4
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Plain sawed lumber is more susceptible to cupping than quarter sawed lumber and to add to the problem it's common to only apply a finish to 1 side when unfinished raw flooring is used. With the quality of wood flooring we have today you may be real fortunate with only 2 being cupped. What i'd like to see for a solution is replace those two but that isn't always possible.


Are the problem planks located in an area that could possibly have a enhanced moisture issue?


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This particular area should be less susceptible to moisture than most areas of the house.

Could using a hair dryer on it work? I actually don't have any extra pieces of matching hardwood. not sure how easy it will be go find it either.

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Plain sawed lumber is more susceptible to cupping than quarter sawed lumber and to add to the problem it's common to only apply a finish to 1 side when unfinished raw flooring is used. With the quality of wood flooring we have today you may be real fortunate with only 2 being cupped. What i'd like to see for a solution is replace those two but that isn't always possible.


Are the problem planks located in an area that could possibly have a enhanced moisture issue?


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This particular area should be less susceptible to moisture than most areas of the house.

Could using a hair dryer on it work? I actually don't have any extra pieces of matching hardwood. not sure how easy it will be go find it either.
I seriously doubt a hair drier would be successful because; when we lay a piece of wood out on moist earth in the sun we often see it cup like the piece at 12 o'clock in the picture.
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