Help. I had my second floor bedroom done in pretreated hickory a couple of years ago. No signs of cracking or cupping or separation. At night, mainly during the spring or fall the floors pop real loud over the entire room. Sounds like gunshots and woke us both up in a moment of terror. Thought the floor was ripping itself up. When I turn on the lights there is no evidence of changes or plank movement. It can be real scared and there has to be something wrong. Any ideas or suggestions for help would be greatly appreciated.
We have red oak hardwood floors that were professionally sanded and re- finished about two years ago. The floor have been showing small cracking on the surface. We have only used the recommended cleaner the professional recommended. The surface cracking seems to be limited to the finish and the wood still looks good. Any thoughts on removing the cracking finish short of sanding and reapplying the stain and sealer Can it be buffed out and resealed Thanks for your help.
My floors are cracking and spitting all over my house . I had laid down pile and stick flooring throw out my home and now after time l have noticed large cracks all over the place hall ways bed room and in the kitchen . What would be causing such a problem throw out my home . I am not sure how to add pictures but if you need them l can send to you so that you can see to for your self what l am talking about.
What the are implications of installing wood flooring on a sub floor that is not perfectly flat Will this cause buckling, crowning, cracking of boards or any other visual issues (other than the final floor product possibly not looking flat) with the hardwood floor itself
My new hardwood floors were installed about 2months apart (awaiting wood availability-carribean pine). They were left unfinished. Installer supposedly sanded first area and only slightly sanded second area. There are grout marks where bathroom was remodeled and shoe scuffs and now cracks developing between the boards and worst of all I have squeaky floors and flooring is butting against wall in many areas. Installer is arrogant and very difficult to talk to and becomes defensive and storms out of my house and raises his voice at me. He has been paid for all but about 6%. He refuses to use any other stain but Minwax.
Hi, My floorboards are developing cracks/holes in the middle of the boards themselves; which seem to follow the pattern of the wood. Some say it is a natural process( the house is about 5 years old), but I was wondering if more polish, olive oil or other method could slow this process down Regards, Zac
Stained concrete flooring is almost exactly what it sounds like: a solid slab of poured concrete. But with stained concrete, a colored stain has been added to the surface layer, which makes the surface difficult to crack or chip.
In New York City, the most commonly identified source of lead exposure for children is peeling lead paint and its dust. The City banned the use of lead paint in homes in 1960, but many older buildings still have lead paint on their walls, windows, doors, and other surfaces. Lead dust from peeling, cracked or loose paint or unsafe home repairs can land on windowsills, floors, surfaces and toys and other objects people touch. When young children play on the floor and put their hands and toys in their mouths, they can swallow lead dust.
Just as you can choose from many different tile patterns, it is also available in a wide array of shapes and sizes. This allows you full rein for creativity. For example, with porcelain wood tile planks, you can replicate the look of a sophisticated parquet floor. Check out this flooring visualizer tool below to get some inspiration for your own home.
\"With any of these injuries, it's a matter of energy transfer,\" says Dr. Viozzi, who has a background in mechanical engineering and notes similarities in vocabulary. \"If a person falls, clunks their cheekbone and develops a crack in the orbital floor, energy transferred by the point their face hit the ground was fairly low. You contrast that with a ballistic injury where somebody's been shot in the cheekbone, and there's going to be a lot of involvement of the eye socket, the orbit and the globe itself.\"
Durability. Both vinyl plank and ceramic tile are known to be durable flooring options. However, ceramic can chip and crack over time. Ceramic tile is more prone to damage (think dropping something heavy on the surface) than vinyl plank. Vinyl plank is also a better option if you have children or pets.
No one wants to live with a damaged tile floor. Not only are damaged tile floors unattractive, but they can also decrease the value of your home. If you notice tile flooring damage, you will need to call a Grand Rapids tile flooring contractor as soon as possible. Below, you will find 7 reasons why your tile flooring is beginning to crack.
Also, keep in mind that certain rooms in your home may be more vulnerable to cracked tile flooring from a drop. For example, your kitchen tiling can become cracked if heavy pots and pans drop onto your tile flooring and when you have people constantly moving in and out of the area. You may be looking to remodel your bathroom if a crack is forming and continues to spread from moisture.
As a knowledgeable tile flooring contractor, we often get asked if heavy appliances could cause tile to crack. Most residential tiles comply with ASTM C648 Breaking Strength standards. The test makes sure that your tile can support up to 250 pounds of pressure per square inch.
When the tiling is cracked, most homeowners assume that it has something to do with the tile itself. However, any flooring repair contractor would be able to tell you that the tile flooring you walk on is just one layer in a flooring sandwich.
The joists are the bottom-most layer in your flooring and are responsible for supporting everything above it. This includes the subfloor, underlayment, tiles, people, furniture and everything else. However, if your contractor spaces the joists too far apart, the tile flooring will have nothing underneath to support all that weight. As a result, the tiles will start to bend and eventually crack.
If you notice a crack that extends across multiple tiles, this is a sign that the concrete underneath has cracked. To prevent cracks from forming in the first place, we recommend you ask your contractor to install a crack isolation membrane during tile flooring installation.
The theoretical pathophysiology is of a force applied to the eye/orbital rim transmitting forces to the orbit and an equatorial expansion of the intraorbital tissue. This expansion puts pressure on the orbital bones and can lead to a break in one of the weaker areas of bone, most commonly the orbital floor. Due to the less calcified, more flexible bone seen in the pediatric population, the bone can crack and open as if on a hinge. This trapdoor of bone can then snap back into position when the pressure on the orbital tissue has decreased and capture orbital tissue in the process. This incarcerated tissue can be fat and/or an extraocular muscle, generally the inferior rectus muscle. Most often these are isolated fractures, with or without concomitant intraocular injury(ies).
On examination, patients often have an unremarkable external examination with a paucity of facial bruising and/or swelling as the name \"white eyed\" implies. Patients may preferentially be limiting eye opening and/or ocular motility. With motility there is marked external ophthalmoplegia, most commonly vertically due to a preponderance of orbital floor involvement. This may be accompanied by nausea and vomiting, due to the oculocardiac reflex, and/or pain with motility. There may or may not be decreased sensation due to infraorbital nerve injury. Enophthalmos is uncommon and generally the remainder of the eye examination, including full dilated examination, is unremarkable.
A CT scan of the orbits and sinuses is generally performed in addition to a full eye exam, despite WEBOF being a clinical diagnosis. The CT will generally demonstrate a linear orbital floor fracture parallel to the canal or be read as no fractures. The incarcerated soft tissue, fat +/- extraocular muscle (EOM), is seen in the adjacent sinus and may be reported as a sinus polyp. The portions of the incarcerated EOM within the orbit may be distorted or have areas where the muscle can not be identified, the \"missing muscle sign\".
Surgery is performed under general anesthesia and consideration for full endotracheal intubation given possible bleeding into the nasopharynx. Once the patient is asleep and draped, leaving both eyes in the surgical field, forced ductions can be performed at baseline. There are multiple approaches that can be used for repair, one is described here. For the most common WEBOF of the orbital floor, a transconjunctival approach can be used and lateral canthotomy is rarely needed though there are multiple approaches that can be used for repair.
Diplopia may linger for weeks and may paradoxically worsen in the immediate postoperative phase. This is an important point to discuss with the patient and parents before surgery. It is not uncommon for the freed muscle to remain paretic for days to weeks, resulting in a marked hypertropia of the eye in the case of inferior wall WEBOF. As the inferior rectus heals and recovers function, the strabismus improves and hopefully resolves completely. On occasion, a small residual diplopia may persist in extreme up- or downgaze. If significant strabismus and diplopia is present several weeks after repair and an adequate reduction was performed intraoperatively, intramuscular fibrosis is likely present. Rarely, re-entrapment of the muscle may occur in the first week postoperatively, and typically follows an activity that resulted in a Valsalva maneuver in patients where no orbital floor implant was placed. Very young patients ( 153554b96e