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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Water Damaged Parquet Floors

The term "parquet" means a mosaic made from wooden pieces. When used in reference to flooring, it usually denotes tiles comprised of small, interlocking planks of hardwood.

The damaging effect of water on wood builds over time.  By the time you notice a change in your wood floor, the water has already hurt the floor.  One of the first signs that water has damaged your floor is cupping of individual planks, or crowning of several planks, creating a hump in the floor.  As the photos below suggest, once the wood absorbs water, it expands and this expansion reveals itself in the edges of the board turning up, or whole planks buckling.

This clients floors started to buckle significantly after heavy rains in San Antonio allowed outside water to travel in. In this situation, the only option was to completely remove the wood. For this, the wood must be removed using suitable equipment. 

Call SERVPRO North Central today if you experience a water loss in your home. call today at (210) 899-1017 or visit us at www.SERVPROnorthcentralsanantonio.com/