How to do Minor Floorboard Repairs
You can hide the small holes left by finishing nails with a wood putty.
- Fill the hole.
- Wipe excess wood putty immediately with a clean cloth and cleaner.
- Apply a thin coat of urethane to the surface.
- Let dry for about an hour.
Once installation is done, vacuum the floor and clean with cleaner and the specially designed mop.
Preparing the environment
Laying the floor should be the last step of your project. Even before the flooring is delivered, make sure that:
- Your house is closed, with all doors and windows installed.
- The foundation is dry (minimum of 60 days) and the basement is heated and well ventilated.
- The pipes, water tank heaters, dishwashers, and other plumbing accessories are inspected.
- Concrete, plaster, paint, and the subfloor are completely dry.
- The heating and ventilation system is working properly.
- Normal conditions inside your home have been kept at an approximate temperature of 20ºC (70ºF) and a relative humidity between 40% to 55% for at least one week.
- The floor of the crawl space (if there is one) is completely covered by 6–8 mil black polyethylene film.
Once conditions are right…
Bring the boxed floorboards to the installation site. Open a box to check product species, grade, color, size, and quality. If everything is fine, open the boxes, set them aside, and leave the wood to acclimatize for 72 hours. To avoid any variation in internal wood moisture levels before installation, avoid exposing the boxes to rain or snow. Never store boards in unsuitable locations such as a shed, unheated garage, or basement.