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Old 03-01-2010, 01:12 PM
 
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The wood floor is in the hallway not the bathroom. I agree, I really have to stop letting the tub overflow. The wood is swelled up some and bumpy. Seems right to me, I've spilled a significant amount of water on it before. I can't rip it out.
If you are continually flooding your house, you could have some serious water damage and mold.

I can't imagine anyone being so careless as to flood their house with bathtub water so often. I'm glad you're not as careless with fire!

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Can I pick up some sand paper at Wal Mart and sand it down a little? What I'm really looking for here is someone to tell me that yes, I can just sand it down and then slap a little sealant on it.
I provided a link that tells you how to fix the problem. You'll need more than sandpaper. You'll need an electric sander.

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I think the problem is that the floor wasn't sealed well enough.
I think the problem is that you are flooding your house!. Sealant doesn't eliminate the cracks between the pieces of wood. When you do flood a wood floor, you need to do specific things to ensure that it drys all the way through very quickly. You probably just wiped up the water. That's not good enough. And sealant won't prevent a wood floor from becoming distoyed due to continual flooding.
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Old 03-01-2010, 02:11 PM
 
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Put a dehumidifier in the hall and let it run for 48 hours. Give the floor about 2-4 weeks, and it should flatten itself out.

30 years in flooring business.
2 floods on my hardwood floors.
I speak from experience.

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Streamer1212
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Old 09-04-2010, 05:10 PM
 
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my floors are 30 yrs old and just started to buckle what could it be
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Old 09-04-2010, 08:36 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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I think NOT. It sounds like you have engineered wood. Hardwood would not get bumpy. It would fan and buxkle up. If it was real wood, you could wet it and put a very heavy flat object on it and make it go flat again.Kinda like ironing it. If it is engineered, as previously stated, it is not sandable.I don't know enough about engineered wood to tell you how to gix it. Find out exactly what kind of wood the floor is made of.
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