The worst has happened. Perhaps you were careless, or perhaps your kid decided to sneak a glass of juice in the living room in front of the TV when you weren’t looking. Either way, your hardwood flooring has a fresh new spot of liquid on it, and you’re panicking because everyone says you shouldn’t get your hardwood wet under anycircumstances. What are you going to do?
While it’s true that liquid on hardwood floors isn’t ideal, there are still steps you can take to minimize damage. E Hardwoods & Flooring, expert in solid hardwood flooring, describes those steps below.
There’s no such thing as 911 for floors, so as a caretaker of a solid hardwood flooring, you’ll need to act fast and precisely to help stymie any damage. If the spill is only a tiny puddle, you should be able to mop it up with a sponge, especially if you catch it the moment after it happens; prefinished hardwood flooring is designed to hold up to light spills, after all. However, if the water has been sitting on your flooring for a while, you’ll need to take more drastic measures:
If the spill is penetrating, it could take months for it to dry out completely. Keep an eye out for warping, which is a sign you will need to replace your hardwood.
If spills are happening frequently in your home, consider opting for waterproof vinyl flooring or vinyl tile flooring from E Hardwoods & Flooring; concern about spills will become a thing of the past. Peruse our online stock here or contact us with any questions.