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Old 03-08-2012, 09:27 PM   #1
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edges cupping on old parquet floor


I have a 60 year old oak parquet floor that I very recently had refinished.

The other day, a bottle of windex got knocked over on the floor. The lid was not on tight and it all leaked out. I caught it an hour or so later, but the floor was pretty soaked. The spot looks fine, but I noticed a short time later that the edges of the parquet pieces were very slightly raised. This was not the case before the windex incident.

They are up maybe 1/16th inch. I have a dehumidifier going in the room. Any chance that the boards with resume their former state when they dry completely??? I can't believe I did this.

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Quite likely the wood return to flat---keep the dehumidifier going---a little cupping might remain but most (if not all) should go away--
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Thanks! It's hard to believe that a short exposure to liquid could do that.
I didn't even immediately connect the cupping to the windex. I was worried that there was something else going on with the floor.
I kept looking and feeling the edges all over the room, but the raised edges was confined to one spot. It was then I remembered the windex.

This happened on Monday. Shouldn't it be dried out by now?
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