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Repairing fire damage on hardwood floor

We recently pulled a carpet and found fire damage with a hardwood floor. The area is about 8 by 10 ft. Some parts appear to be severely damaged and the most damaged portions were filled in with plaster or stucco. Is this repairable, and if so how, or do I just re-carpet (hide it)?

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We recently pulled a carpet and found fire damage with a hardwood floor. The area is about 8 by 10 ft. Some parts appear to be severely damaged and the most damaged portions were filled in with plaster or stucco. Is this repairable, and if so how, or do I just re-carpet (hide it)?

It will depend on the type of wood flooring, however it is usually possible to repair and then resurface the whole floor to blend in the patch. Without more specifics on the type of flooring it will be difficult to offer suggestions of repair other than hiring a professional to do it for you. :)

Re: Repairing fire damage on hardwood floor

You can have the damaged boards removed and replaced. But matching the type and quality of wood may e difficult and expensive. You might find the same type of material in some other part of the house, where it can be salvaged and used.

Since the floor was leveled with "plaster" simply trying to sand the damage out would probably reduce the thickness too much.

If you want wood, the cheapest thing might just be to lay a "floating hardwood" floor panel system instead of carpet.

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