Purchased my house about a year ago, after it had been renovated. One of the selling features was the flooring on the first level. I dont know what brand or specific type it is, but believe it is a laminate, not a hardwood.
There's a little nook/corner of the room where the flooring has somehow become damaged. In this "nook," there's about 2' on one side that is along the back of the garage, and the other wall is along a bathroom. In this corner I have a small entertainment center that holds a 42" flat panel tv, about 4'x 4 1/2' feet, so not very big. Upon moving the tv stand one day, I noticed the flooring in this area had become SIGNIFICANTLY darker. The floor is a light cherry color, this entire area now look dark brown, almost black. I have also noticed the flooring is peeling and flaking off. It reminds me of when I was a kid and poured the glue on my desk, let it dry, and then peeled it off
. I also noticed a white substance in between two planks. The damage is only in this area. There is no apparent damage to the surrounding walls, the floor hasn't been treated with anything, and has not had anything spilled on it.
I'm concerned as to what could have caused this problem? Was it not installed properly? is it a manufacturing problem with these planks? Is it water damage? Did it have something to do with the tv stand? I'm completely baffled at this point as to what caused it, and what I can do to fix it. Please... any and all help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!!!