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Solid wood floor cupping
Hi - had a 20 mm solid oak floor laid on top of wooden floor boards. Some months later the floor started to cup. The firm came back and said there was too much moisture in the house - they did not do a moisture test before they laid it. I have not been able to resolve the issue with them and are left with a whole downstairs (4 rooms plus hallway) of cupped wooden flooring. Any suggestions on how this can be resolved PLEASE?
The reason for your wood floor cupping is because of excess moisture, however the problem could be partly due to poor installation therefore the people who laid the floor should prove they have fitted it according to the manufacturerers instructions. Apart from getting them to sort the problem there is little else you can do other than replace it.
Answered 28th Aug 2012
unfortunatey, really the firm that fitted the floor should have done the correct tests before fitting was carried out, depending on how the floor was fitted and how bad the cupping is, sometimes it can be pulled up the correct damp corse laid and then relayed and the floor will settle once dried.
if the floor is cupping really badly you will end up with speed humps in the floor at some point,
to be honest talk to the firm, contact the people who made the floor they will send out a fitting method form which you can then use to fight your case
hope this helps good luck
Answered 29th Aug 2012
see if they have fitted it tight to any walls or skirting? if they have it will be pushing up against it having nowhere else to go hence the cupping.
If you see any points where it is pushed up tight against walls / skirting boards then they did not leave a sufficient expansion gap on installation so in turn they will be the ones to blame & will have to rectify!
Answered 15th Feb 2013