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Old 11-01-2011, 08:53 AM  
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Default Tongue and grove floor buckling up

My floor is forming mountain ridges in places, as tho its being squeezed, its on probably a concrete slab, Im thinking if I could get something heavy (an asphalt roller) would be great to flatten it out or worse case a vibration sander to even it out and then re-finish it. Any easier ideas?



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Old 11-01-2011, 09:05 AM  
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Yeah your probably to close to the wall needs to be 1/4" way from the wall so when expands it dosnt do what you have

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It needs to be spaced away from the wall as mentioned but there also needed to be a vaper barrier and some form of subfoor to nail it to under the flooring.
No roller is going to push it back down and stay there for long, it's going to have to come out to see why it did this.

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Is this interlocking floating Floor?...Laminent? Post a photo would help us.

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And no with the roller u will ruin your floor see if you can pull up a piece is there foam matting under neath?

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Oh brother! the floor is buldging up in two rooms , in three or four places for about 2 to 3 feet, and I can feel it cupping slightly in the third room. I can't tell if there is a vapor barrier under the 3/4 inch oak floor. I wonder, if I take off the trim around the walls and find it does not have at least a 1/4 inch space, if I cut it, will it settle the floor.? What about a vibrator sander that they rent out, can I flatten it enough? I really need a simpler solution other than taking up the whole floor, I would carpet over it first. Thanks all!

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Oh brother! the floor is buldging up in two rooms , in three or four places for about 2 to 3 feet, and I can feel it cupping slightly in the third room. I can't tell if there is a vapor barrier under the 3/4 inch oak floor. I wonder, if I take off the trim around the walls and find it does not have at least a 1/4 inch space, if I cut it, will it settle the floor.? What about a vibrator sander that they rent out, can I flatten it enough? I really need a simpler solution other than taking up the whole floor, I would carpet over it first. Thanks all!
Take all the trim off in effected rooms see what gaps if any.
How staggered are the pieces?
If you have no gaps need then get your hands on a toe kick saw
Did a company come and do this floor?
If so have them come back

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A simple way to see what type flooring you have is to remove one of the floor vents and see how thick it is.

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Bought this house less than two years ago, it was ok, a little rough and cupped slightly, then girlfriends son had his dogs dish on the floor for a few months until he left and now I notice where the water bowl was is also buckling. It looks like it was a pre-finished flooring probably done unprofessionally. I'm going to try a dehumidifyer between those two rooms as well as check the gaps along the walls.

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Bought this house less than two years ago, it was ok, a little rough and cupped slightly, then girlfriends son had his dogs dish on the floor for a few months until he left and now I notice where the water bowl was is also buckling. It looks like it was a pre-finished flooring probably done unprofessionally. I'm going to try a dehumidifyer between those two rooms as well as check the gaps along the walls.
Silly question but was the dog house broken let's just say if any water and or liquids that gets on the floor and not properly cleaned up this could cause the floor to warp up as well if it's cheep flooring.
Maybe the dog knew how cheep the floor Before you did?... Lol

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