Water damage is one of the most common causes of buckled hardwood floors. When water seeps into the planks, it can cause them to swell and warp. In some cases, the damage may be severe enough that the planks need to be replaced. However, in many cases, it is possible to repair water-damaged hardwood floors.
The first step is to identify the source of the water leak and fix it. Otherwise, the water damage will continue and may even worsen. Once the leak has been repaired, you can begin to repair the damaged flooring. Start by sanding down the warped planks so that they are level with the rest of the floor. Then, apply a new layer of finish to protect the wood and help prevent further damage. With some time and effort, water-damaged hardwood floors can be repaired and restored to their original beauty.