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The most effective way to fix water-soaked wooden floors

Wood floors are a popular and beautiful choice for interior spaces. However, the floor's lifespan and aesthetics can be reduced if it is exposed to water. The wooden floor is soaked in water due to many reasons such as: broken plumbing system, forgetting to close the door when it rains,... so how to handle it? Kosmos will give you detailed instructions right here!

Laminate flooring that absorbs water will swell
Laminate flooring that absorbs water will swell
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Consequences when wooden floors are soaked in water

Natural wood floors and laminate floors are both susceptible to flooding. The consequences may vary depending on the type of wooden floor and the length of exposure to water.

The phenomenon of natural wood floors being soaked in water

When natural wooden floors are flooded, wooden boards will absorb water, leading to expansion and increase in size. This causes the floor to warp and become unsightly. If not treated promptly, leaving the wooden floor hydrated for too long or repeated too many times will rot.

Natural wooden floors are warped due to water absorption
Natural wooden floors are warped due to water absorption

The phenomenon of industrial wood floors being water-soaked

Laminate flooring The surface often swells when submerged in water. Water seeps into the wooden boards, causing the decorative paper layer to separate, and air seeps into the gaps, causing them to swell like blisters when burned. This situation drags down the aesthetics of the floor significantly.

The surface of the laminate floor is blistered due to water absorption
The surface of the laminate floor is blistered due to water absorption

When laminate floors are soaked in water for too long, the boards will expand and expand just like natural wood boards. Disrupts the structure of the floor, causing the floor to be bumpy, making it difficult to move.

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How to fix water-soaked wooden floors

If you accidentally spill water on the wooden floor in a short time, you just need to dry the floor with a soft towel. High-quality wooden boards today are relatively resistant to moisture and are not easily damaged in this situation.

Dry the wooden floor immediately after spilling water
Dry the wooden floor immediately after spilling water

If the wooden floor has been soaked in water for too long, please follow the following steps correctly and completely to restore its original condition quickly.

Step 1: Find the cause and fix it immediately

First, we need to determine the cause of the water leak and repair it to ensure this situation does not recur.

Step 2: Remove the floorboards from the flooded area

Drain all water from the floor and remove wooden planks to dry. Immediately call a wooden floor dealer/installer or find a technician to disassemble it.

Step 3: Dry the wooden floor

Place the wooden planks in a shaded, ventilated area to dry or place them in front of a fan for 5 days. Absolutely do not dry the board by exposing it to direct sunlight or using a dryer with a high heat source.

Step 4: Reinstall the wooden floor 

Water-resistant wooden floors will restore their original state after 5 days of drying. Finally, we will install it back in its old position for use.

Reinstall the wooden floor as before after drying
Reinstall the wooden floor as before after drying
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Top 3 reputable water-resistant wooden floors

The top 3 reputable water-resistant wooden floors are Egger Aqua (German wooden floor), Robina Aqua (Malaysian wooden floor) and Thaixin (Thai wooden floor). All 3 are guaranteed by Kosmos Vietnam in accordance with the factory's policy. Just handle the situation according to the instructions above, Kosmos will exchange 1 - 1 for the failed game.

>>>> See more: Wood floor warranty policy of Kosmos Vietnam.

Egger Aqua wooden floor - 1000 hour submerged warranty

Egger Aqua is a water-resistant wooden floor imported from Germany and is warranted by Kosmos Vietnam submerged for 1000 hours. This is a high-quality wooden floor line, well suited for houses along rivers, lakes, places with high humidity, or locations susceptible to water such as near the house or in the kitchen.

Robina Aqua wooden floor - 10-day flooded warranty

Robina Aqua is wooden flooring imported from Malaysia. Since its launch, the Robina wooden flooring brand has been famous for termite protection with a 15-year termite warranty period. To improve user experience, Robina Flooring factory has launched a line of wooden floors Water resistant for 10 days – Robina Aqua. Both water-resistant and termite-resistant, they are widely known as "super wooden floors".

Robina Aqua wooden floors are installed in the bathroom without worrying about water
Robina Aqua wooden floors are installed in the bathroom without worrying about water

Thaixin wooden floors - 200-hour flooded warranty

Thaixin is green core wood flooring Imported from Thailand, is the darling of Asia's leading manufacturing factory - Vanachai. With high quality moisture-resistant wood core, the floor is guaranteed with a warranty Submerged for up to 200 hours. In addition, the flooring also comes with a 15-year quality warranty for the 8mm type and a 25-year quality warranty for the 12mm type.

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Conclusion

To avoid situations where wooden floors are flooded, periodically check the plumbing system and make sure it is not leaking. In addition, we need to close the door when it rains to protect the wooden floor from the risk of water seepage.

The wooden floor is soaked in water can cause many problems, but if treated promptly, the condition can be overcome. Always checking and avoiding flooding situations is the best way to protect wooden floors to always be durable and beautiful. If you need any further advice regarding this situation, please call immediately at: (+84) 903 093 221 for quick support.

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