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Does My Floor Really Need Condemning?

Posted September 29, 2020 by Litchfield Floor Renovations

Time and time again, LFR are called to inspect floors where our client has been informed their floor needs condemning, when in actuality all that is required is a simpler, cheaper, and easier repair and maintenance.

Wooden floors, although durable and hardy, are not invincible to damage. You may be advised to condemn your floor if it is considered a hazard (warped, uneven, lifted), or heavily damaged.

However at LFR we believe that you should only look to condemn a floor if the floor is over 80% damaged. Anything less, you may find it cheaper, easier to simpler to repair the damaged parts of the floor than to replace it in its entirety.

What should I do if I suspect my floor needs condemning?

1) If you are worried about the condition of your floor and fear it may require replacing you should call a wooden flooring expert, such as LFR, to inspect the floor as soon as possible. It is important that you resolve the core problem that is causing damage at the earliest opportunity should you wish to save your floor.

2) Obtain at least two quotes from trusted wooden floor restorers. Make sure that your restoration is good value for money.

3) If you want to restore your floor, ensure your chosen wooden floor restoration company is able to get a close match to your existing wood floor. This will help create a seamless repair or extension with a professional finish.

4) Check to see if the works is covered under household or building insurance. Often with damage resulting from an incidents, you’ll find you do not need to fork out for the repair costs.

If you have been advised to condemn your floor, we would urge you to contact us to see what solutions we could offer you. Take a look at our gallery, where we have showcased several different restorations we’ve completed for floors which had been destined to be condemned.

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