How to protect Wooden Flooring from Water – Top 9 tips

Wooden Flooring gets damaged when they come in contact with water.  You have to be extra careful in protecting your wooden flooring from water.  Also if you Wooden Flooring gets in contact of water or lots of water there is emergency tips on what to do if water gets logged in on your wooden flooring.

Monsoons are not friendly with Wooden Flooring. Be it the low maintenance Laminate Floor or the costly Engineered Wood or even the real hard wood.

All these wooden floorings – Laminate, Engineered or Hardwood may get damaged in monsoon if proper care is not taken.
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Here are few tips to protect your wood floor in the monsoons or how to protect wooden flooring from water.  For protecting your wooden flooring from water, keep the following 9 points on your tips.

1. Always have at least two door mats at the entrance of the room where wooden floor is installed.  This will help you in protecting your wooden flooring from water.

2. When it is raining please make sure that all the windows are closed.  This will again protect your wooden flooring from absorbing water from the environment.

3. Check all water drainage pipes and holes to be clear. Specially those which are near the room where wooden flooring has been installed. If the holes and pipes are chocked the entire water may enter the room causing serious damage to the floor.  If you keep away water from your wooden flooring it is automatically protected.

4. While entering the room please clean your shoes thoroughly. Make sure they are fully dry. Better will be if you leave the wet shoes and use separate shoes/sleepers for indoors.

5. Do not put the door mat on the wooden floor; they should not be on the wooden floor, especially in monsoon. The moisture may get trapped between the mat and the floor which may cause damage to the floor.

6. Regularly check the door mat. It should not be wet. A wet mat instead of protecting the floor will be more harmful for the wooden floor.

7. If you are in heavy rain area, you can put some silicon paste under the wood floor at the entrance. This will work as an effective barrier for water to enter under the floor. This should be done professionally.
If you do not have professional help available you van buy a silicon tube, inject silicon on edges, let it dry and then scrap off excess dried silicon with the help of a blade.

8. Unfortunately if water enters the room. Follow following steps:
a) First identify the area from where the water is entering. Stop the water from entering the room.b) Now take a water absorbing cloth and soak the water from the floor. Collect the soaked water in a bucket or anything convenient to you.c) Keep soaking the water from the floor, collecting and disposing away.d) Be gentle while removing the water. Do not rub the cloth harshly; this may cause damage to the floor. You can use wet and dry vacuum cleaner also to remove water.

e) Switch on the fan and let the floor dry. If you have AC with dehumidifier it will also help. Open the windows (if it is not raining) and let the floor dry.

Our effort should be to remove as much moisture as possible.

If you have some better option for removing the moisture, please do try that also and also let us know.

9. In case the water gets logged into the room for long, please follow the steps in point no. 8 and take professional help. If you have a good quality laminate floor the flooring contractor/installer will recommend you to remove the floor, dry it fully in indoor (do not put the floor in sunlight) and reinstall using some additional flooring material.
Hope this was of help to you. Do like and comment.

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