As the administrator for Greg Garber Hardwood Floors I’m the first person you will be in contact with when you call our office in Pacific Palisades, California 310-230-4597. Recently at least half of your calls to our office are questions about “repairing my hardwood floor, they start like this,”My animal had an accident and it left a stain can……?” or “We have water damage (a leak, rain, a spill,etc) on our “hardwood” floor can…….?” or “A heavy object (TV, couch, dresser.etc) was dropped on our “hardwood” floor can……?” First we have to determine whether or not your “hardwood floor” is hardwood or a synthetic product that looks like “hardwood,” and then the simple answer is “yes” and “no.”
Let’s start by sharing with you that your floor is “not” eligible for repair, sanding and re-surfacing if this procedure has been done before and once sanded there will not be sufficient wood left for staining and finishing. Also most synthetic/copy cat hardwood floor products are not eligible for any type of repair or re-surfacing usually the whole floor must be replaced. The explanation for “no.”
Now “yes,” is the answer for “hardwood floors” that are “wood.” There are exceptions to “yes” like not having enough product left once thew floor has been sanded or the water damage covers to large an area to be cut out and replaced, etc.; each situation is different. This is when your best solution is to have a qualified licensed “flooring contractor” hired to evaluated your specific situation.
We at Greg Garber Hardwood Floors are expert when it comes to repair and matching the existing non damaged floor. Here’s a sample of a repair and re-surfacing we just completed in Pacific Palisades, California.
Perfection!! Our clients are thrilled, no one would ever know that this was a damaged floor. It looks like a complete new floor.