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Cracks On The Surface Of Solid Wood Flooring

Main Reasons And Solve Measures For Creak/ Split/ Break/ Fissure Problems On The Flooring.
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Cracks on the Surface of Solid Wood Flooring

Cracks on the surface of flooring mainly manifests in the form that the elasticity of floor paint is unmatched compared with the extension of solid wood flooring and starts to peel off.

Main Reasons for Cracking Problems on the Flooring:
(1) Sharp changes (up and down) of moisture content in solid floor planking is caused by Extreme temperature changes, and floor paint is unmatched compared with the extension of flooring and thus leads to cracking problems.

(2) The flooring is dehydrated and seriously shrinks after exposure to intense sunlight.

(3) The surface of flooring expands due to dampness or after being dipped in water.


Measures:

While the floor is being laid, the dryness of the ground, the wall and its base shall be guaranteed. The ground shall be even. The joist and its liner plate shall be dried, the moisture content shall not exceed local equilibrium moisture content. A layer of plastic film shall be laid on the ground before the flooring is laid. The moisture content of wood flooring shall be within standard range and shall not exceed local equilibrium moisture content. When the wood flooring is being laid, enough expansion joints shall be preset based on the room area between flooring and wall base, doorway and etc. During the laying process, try not to use water-based adhesive to prevent the flooring from absorbing moisture and the possible expansion and extortion afterwards.


How to repaired/replace Crack Flooring?

Factory-finished boards can be fixed with a manufacturer repair kit, which typically consists of wood filler, colored marker, and a bottle of finish. If I can’t get a kit, I proceed the same way as I would with regular flooring. I replace the board, or I fill the crack with wood filler and apply a coat of finish over the entire floor so that colors, tones, and sheen match perfectly.

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