Wood flooring brings a warmth and beauty to any room, which is why it is such a popular building material. There’s definitely an advantage to using hardwood in an office or home setting, and the range of natural colors, textures and patterns are almost endless. Wood flooring is also very durable, but like all flooring material, there can be issues with it when it is not properly prepared at the manufacturer. One possible problem that customers might run into is splintering and cracking of individual wood pieces.
When wood is manufactured for flooring, it is cut to size and then dried professionally. The right amount of heat is applied and it is done for the exact number of hours and days so the final hardwood planks are properly cured. However, if there is uneven drying in the wood, the process is rushed at all or manufacturers let it dry for too long, there can be splintering and cracking before, during and after installation.
If a client notices splintering and cracking in their new wood floor, it’s definitely something that can be repaired. However, installers should look carefully at each piece of planking to eliminate installing faulty pieces in the first place.