Troubleshooting Common Floorboard Issues Australia

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Troubleshooting Common Floorboard Issues Australia

Engineered floorboards have become a favoured choice for homeowners seeking a blend of beauty and durability in their flooring. At DIY Floorboards, we understand the importance of maintaining the allure of your engineered flooring over time. In this blog, we will address common issues that can arise with engineered flooring and provide troubleshooting tips to help you uphold its elegance and functionality. Contact us today to troubleshoot any specific concerns regarding your engineered floorboards.

Scratches and Scuffs

Engineered floorboards, available at DIY Floorboards, are designed to be more resistant to scratches compared to solid hardwood. However, occasional scratches and scuffs can still occur. To prevent such issues, consider using rugs or mats in high-traffic areas and placing felt pads under furniture legs to minimise direct contact. When it comes to minor scratches, DIY Floorboards recommends using a touch-up kit that matches the flooring’s finish. If there is a more substantial scratch, consulting our professionals for advice on repairing might be necessary.

Moisture Damage

While engineered floors are more moisture-resistant than traditional hardwood, excessive moisture can still lead to problems such as warping or swelling. At DIY Floorboards, we suggest promptly cleaning up spills to prevent water from seeping into the seams. Maintain a consistent indoor humidity level to mitigate the risk of moisture damage. In areas prone to humidity, such as bathrooms or kitchens, ensure proper ventilation to minimise the potential impact of moisture.

Sunlight Fading

Direct sunlight can cause fading in engineered flooring over time. At DIY Floorboards, we recommend using curtains, blinds, or UV-protective films on windows to reduce the effects of harmful UV rays. By minimising sunlight exposure, you can help maintain the flooring’s vibrant appearance.

Dull Finish

Over time, the finish on engineered floorboards can lose its shine due to regular use. DIY Floorboards advises cleaning the floor thoroughly to remove dirt and grime before applying a recommended floor polish or finish restorer according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Regular sweeping and mopping using appropriate cleaning solutions can help retain the floor’s original lustre.

Gapping and Buckling

Engineered floorboards from DIY Floorboards are crafted to be less prone to gapping or buckling caused by temperature and humidity changes. To further minimise these issues, maintain a stable indoor environment by using humidifiers during dry months and dehumidifiers during humid periods. In case gapping or buckling does occur, consulting our experts will help assess the situation and provide suitable solutions.


Spills and stains are inevitable, but prompt cleaning is essential. At DIY Floorboards, we advise using a damp cloth or mop with a mild cleaning solution recommended by the manufacturer for routine cleaning. Avoid abrasive cleaners and excessive water, as they can harm the flooring’s finish. For stubborn stains, refer to our guidelines or seek professional advice.

Engineered flooring is an investment that enhances your home’s aesthetics and value. Contact us online today if you have any specific troubleshooting questions for our team.