Cupping occurs when the edges of the floorboards are higher than the center of the boards. The surface of the board takes on a concave shape. Solid and engineered wood flooring can both cup. The edges of the boards absorb extra moisture much faster the centers. This causes the edges of the board to swell or “cup”.
Cupping is not permanent damage and can be corrected by a water damage specialist trained and equipped to understand the real problem. Dragon Restoration has the training and specialized equipment to restore hardwood floors damaged by excess moisture. Fast action is required on the homeowner’s part. The longer wood floors remain wet, the less the chance of complete restoration.