Floor concern - thoughts welcome!

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  1. MaryJ

    MaryJ New Member

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    22AECA10-6E18-40E3-ADE1-2CB2D4382CA3.jpeg CB886F34-6C84-42A5-9D61-826446A9C7B6.jpeg Hi all,

    Recently I’ve noticed some odd black lines appearing on my wood veneer floor. In one place you can clearly see it has cracked but the others almost look like someone has drawn them on with a marker. They’re flat to the touch and weren’t there before. I’ve added just one picture but there are several of them.

    I thought it might be a problem with a leak in my underfloor heating but it doesn’t look like typical water damage. Any thoughts?
     
  2. Paul webb

    Paul webb Well-Known Member

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    Can you tell if the floor has split? It may be a very fine crack
     
  3. MaryJ

    MaryJ New Member

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    The one with the two lines has definitely split. The other ones haven’t - it’s just a dark line.

    I guess I’m just wondering what might have caused it and whether or not I have more of this to look forward to!
     
  4. Paul webb

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    It could be that the ufh has dried the floor out too much, causing excessive shrinkage,I'm assuming it's engineered
     
  5. MaryJ

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    Could be - it’s been so cold I’ve had the heating on more than usual. Do you know if that’s something that can be repaired or will it need to be replaced?
     
  6. Paul webb

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    Is it an oiled finish?
     
  7. MaryJ

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    Yes, it engineered wood and it’s an oiled finish
     
  8. Paul webb

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    How long has the floor been down?if it's been down a while, then personally, i would only change the boards as a last resort, the colour difference might look even worse. A coat of refresher might help to put some moisture back in the wood and close up the cracks
     

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