Flooring problems occur on a frequent basis. There are many varieties of floor covering products. Products range from wood and bamboo, to carpet, laminate, and resilient floor coverings. Each of these products and the various methods of installations, come with their own set of issues. There is not a single reason for flooring problems or floor covering failures. Yet, there is a cause for every problem. We will discuss a number of them in this article.
Flooring Problems the Cause
With any installed floor product the condition of concern may be due to a manufacturing error, faulty installation, site related condition, maintenance related condition or other cause.
With hardwood, bamboo and laminate, the most common flooring problems are moisture, installation, or site related. While manufacturing defects are a less common there are manufacturing issues and defects. Examples include the failure to meet standards, material failure, finish, and delamination to name a few. These concerns need to be addressed and preferably early on.
With luxury vinyl and other resilient floor covering products the more common flooring problems are site and installation related. While maintenance and manufacturing problems are not as common as they are with some flooring products they frequently exist. Warranty issues with resilient and all floor covering problems need to be addressed on a timely basis.
When the cause of flooring problems is not obvious, there is often a dispute. Prior to or at the time of a dispute an independent, non-bias floor covering inspector will often be engaged to determine the cause of the flooring problems.
The Weinheimer Group is a nationally recognized, independent floor covering inspection and consulting company. Our expert certified inspectors are often called in to investigate a claim, provide research and make the necessary tests to determine the cause of flooring problems.
If you are in need of an expert to resolve a floor covering problem contact Terry Weinheimer or Kevin Weinheimer at the Weinheimer Group.