Flooring Question

Will the boards dry out and flatten a little over time without having to lift up the vinyl? the vinyl would probably tear in places if lifted.

We had a new kitchen fitted and a new vinyl floor laid. My husband reconnected the dishwasher, but not tight enough. Due to this we have had a very slow leak for 2 months from the connection. It has leaked under the vinyl flooring and made the floorboards wet. We only noticed as the door next to the dishwasher started scrapping on the floor. The floorboards appear to have raised where the boards meet together. The leak has been sorted. If the vinyl flooring comes up it will tear as they managed to lay it in one piece through to the utility room. Now the leak has been sorted I am hoping that the floorboards will dry out over the Summer and flatten a little, but I'm only guessing. Is anyone able to offer any advice?

Thanks in advance.

2 Answers

Hi well it all depends on what type of floor you are talking about ,if it's a natural wood floor then it will dry back almost to were it was most of the time but not always ,if it is a man made floor like some kind of chipboard then the wood chips would have swollen broken contact will the glue holding it together and very rarely go back to how it was .But in saying that I have seen them go back fine.It all depends on how wet it was and for how long ,You're best bet is to give it a month and cross you're fingers mike

Answered 8th Feb 2012

Mike Moffatt Building Services

Member since 8 Feb 2012

Your home contents insurance should cover this

Answered 8th Feb 2012

m w building construction and property maintenance

Member since 28 Sep 2008

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