Is it possible to repair water damaged hardwood floors (now dry) steaming glue or adhesive into floor? Ideas?

I have hardwood floors that were under a carpet with plastic under that. Over a year or so that I had some friends living and taking care of the house; their house plants leaked some water over several square feet; raised and wrinkled the hardwood. I was wondering if there was a way to steam or otherwise inject glue or adhesive into the wood without replacing it entirely. would it be possible to steam and use heavy flat weight (such as plywood with heavy weight) distributed over the surface to flatten it. Any other ideas?


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4 Responses to “Is it possible to repair water damaged hardwood floors (now dry) steaming glue or adhesive into floor? Ideas?”

  1. rob s says:

    You ll have to replace the flooring.. Once it s cupped or wrinkled as you said its ruined sorry.. Good friends will pay or at least go halvesies on it w/ you..I hope the wood is running parallel w/ the wall that the plants were up against..This is assuming they were by a window GL

  2. Ron G says:

    Replacement seems to be the only method here. Not necessarily the entire floor. Get in touch with a good hardwood floor company and hope that it is appropriate to repair just the damaged section. Sorry.

  3. The Wizard. says:

    I would replace the lot,as I have never seen anyone repair hardwood floors with this problem.

  4. adevilchild38 says:

    From what you have told us, it will be easier to just cut out the section that is bad and replace it. Steam will just raise the grain on it. The water damage most likely made that part of the floor swell up anyway. But also, depending how bad it is, you might be able to sand it flush but I doubt it.

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