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    Rising wooden floor

    Flooring Specialists

    The wooden slats in my floor have risen over the last couple of months, possibly due to moisture retention.
    Can you offer any advice or point me in the direction of someone who could help.

    Asked by Martyn on 4th Jan 2022
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    All Good Wood Floors

    "Could be many things including subsidence at worst or no expansion gap for the floor to expand a picture of the problem may help."

    Answered on 4th Jan 2022 - Member since Feb 2021 - report
    Lifestyle Trade Flooring

    "When you say “ wooden slats” is this your floorboards, fixed wooden floor or floated engineered floor, most likely cause is lack of expansion gap, if worse in door areas it’s an indication of that, to be honest, if treated quickly you can save your floor and get it flat again by either reinstate the expansion gap or lifting one row and allowing to settle then trim and refit that row, a good idea to always damp test if unsure but a professional floor fitter should carry a damp meter"

    Answered on 4th Jan 2022 - Member since Dec 2016 - report
    Trebor Flooring

    "I would probably get it looked at so you could determine what the problem is?"

    Answered on 4th Jan 2022 - Member since May 2019 - report
    m barnard

    "Sounds like there must be some amount of moisture. The fact it is rising it’s a possibility of no expansion but also depending on how it is rising is it lifting or de veneering. You will need a flooring specialist, not an everyday carpenter"

    Answered on 4th Jan 2022 - Member since Jan 2019 - report

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