Professional Flooring Repair in Brighton and Surrounding Areas
If you carefully selected the perfect flooring material and pattern and had it installed 10 or 15 years ago—or many decades longer—it's probably not looking as perfect as it once did. Over the years, it slowly deteriorates and suffers damage such as fading, cracks, stains and other issues that call for flooring repair service from a qualified Brighton handyman. Or, your flooring material may have suffered sudden damage such as a tile smashed by a piece of heavy furniture.
Regardless of the cause of the damage, when you want to have your hardwood, vinyl, tile or laminate flooring restored back to its former glory, rely on the professional team at Mr. Handyman of Brighton and Surrounding Area for high-quality workmanship and superior customer service. We are proud to serve our local communities with expert services that are designed to make residential and commercial properties more appealing and comfortable.
Our Trusted Brighton Flooring Repair Services
The problems that require Brighton flooring repair and the solutions to the problems are naturally going to vary quite a bit based on the material you have installed at your residential or commercial property. But regardless of the issue at hand—or at foot, as the case may be—there are some big advantages to getting damaged floors fixed up by a Brighton flooring repair expert.
Aside from improving the appearance and appeal of your home, it also eliminates the possibility of a tripping injury due to an uneven floor surface and can expose more serious damage that needs to be corrected before it causes structural damage, such as a weakened floor joist.
Here's how our reliable team deals with Brighton flooring repair for hardwood, vinyl, tile and laminate:
Hardwood Flooring Repair
Hardwood is definitely one of the most popular choices for homes across the United States, and it's not difficult to see why. This classic material boasts plenty of natural charm and beauty. It's also renewable, durable, strong, and available in a wide variety of types and looks. But like everything else, solid hardwood does have some potential drawbacks such as its vulnerability to water damage issues like wood rot and its susceptibility to scratches and gouges—especially with clawed animals like cats and dogs in the house. Of course, those problems can be handled by a hardwood floor repair professional such as the ones at Mr. Handyman, who always provide results like those in the image below.
Wood flooring problems our Brighton flooring repair team can fix include:
- Buckling, warped boards
- Peeling or flaking wood stain
- Patches that are bleached by sun exposure
- Water damage such as softened, crumbling wood
If you've got a couple small scuffs that are right on the surface and don't look good, you may be able to conceal the damage with a furniture marker, which are available in hardware stores. They are basically markers that you can use on scuffed wood to hide cosmetic surface damage and prevent the need for flooring repair. Brighton, CO residents may find that locating a perfect match for color is tricky, so it's a good idea to test it out on a less prominent area first to make sure it'll blend in.
Vinyl Flooring Repair
Vinyl flooring has been popular since the 1950s and shows no sign of slowing down. It is often used in kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms, mudrooms and other areas with heavy foot traffic or rooms that are often exposed to moisture. It's a common choice for basements because it's highly water resistant and can be installed directly over a concrete subfloor.
Both luxury vinyl planks (LVP) and luxury vinyl tiles (LVT) are made of vinyl, which is durable, inexpensive and cost-effective. The difference between them is just appearance-based, as LVP is typically rectangular and looks like hardwood, while LVT is typically square and looks like natural stone. It isn't easily damaged, but vinyl floor repair can be difficult when there is a problem.
Flooring repair issues we can take care of for vinyl floors include:
- Edges crumbling
Tile Flooring Repair
Most Brighton homes have at least some tile. It's popular for both floor and wall coverings because it's so versatile, durable and appealing. The wide range of patterns, sizes, shapes and materials makes it easy to choose a tile installation that will elevate the interior design aesthetic of your home.
Ceramic and porcelain are likely the most common types of tile, and homeowners love them because they are particularly long-lasting and resistant to all types of damage. They're also very low-maintenance.
Conversely, natural stone is very beautiful but it can be more high maintenance than many homeowners suspect and it's vulnerable to damage such as chips and stains. That's why natural stone tiles such as marble are best used for decorative purposes or at least low-traffic areas.
Our tile services for flooring repair in Brighton include fixing:
- Cracked, crumbling grout lines
- Grout that has become dingy with ground-in dirt that can't be cleaned off
- Small chips and cracks
- Heaving floor tiles
- Replacement for one damaged piece
Laminate Flooring Repair
There's no doubt that laminate is a very common composite material found in buildings around the world. It is made with multiple layers: a base layer of high-density fiberboard, followed by a high resolution image layer that gives the flooring its look, and then a highly durable, transparent top layer to absorb wear and protect the image. Laminate floors are usually made to mimic the look of wood, but metal, stone and patterns are also available. While it has gotten a bit of a bad reputation for being too retro, modern laminate is nice-looking and, in many cases, indistinguishable from other types of synthetic flooring.
Our team offers Brighton flooring repair for laminate issues such as:
- Discolored patches
- Sections that are lifting or peeling
- Faded colors
Trust Mr. Handyman for Expert Brighton Flooring Repair
When you need a capable, experienced handyman who can provide Brighton flooring repair but also deliver courteous customer service, trust the experienced team at Mr. Handyman of Brighton and Surrounding Area. Along with flooring services such as floor installation and repair, we can take care of a wide variety of handyman work for the interior and exterior of your residential or commercial property in Brighton, CO and nearby parts of the greater Denver area. Contact us today at 720-575-2251 to learn more about our services or book an appointment with our handyman professionals.
Frequently Asked Questions About Flooring Repair in Brighton
Do I Need Flooring Repair or Replacement?
When homeowners encounter damage on their properties, regardless of the nature of the problem or where it is located, one of the first questions is usually the age-old quandary, "repair or replace?" That is understandable—after all, you don't want to rip out your entire floor and put in a brand-new one if all you need is a couple basic repairs from a qualified local handyman.
In our professional experience, a comparison between flooring repair and replacement comes down to the nature and extent of the damage. If your floor is suffering from minor issues like a few scuffs, stains, or scratches, or it has a bigger issue such as warping or softening that is contained to a small area, it makes sense to get repair services that can restore your home to a beautiful, sound condition.
But, if you are dealing with extensive damage that affects a large percentage of the overall space, or there is severe damage in a very prominent location, replacement might actually be more cost-effective and longer lasting than repair. When it comes to tile flooring, it is sometimes possible to replace one smashed tile while leaving the others in place, but that strategy presents some challenges as well. It can be surprisingly hard to find a piece that is a perfect match, and if it's not identical, it will stick out in all the wrong ways. Tile is often discontinued, or the color may vary from lot to lot. But even if you saved a few extras when the original installation was done, they may not be a good match because the installed tiles have taken wear and tear damage like fading and the ones in storage haven't. That's why replacement is often the best course of action if a perfect match isn't available.
Is It Possible to Repair Chipped Ceramic Tile Without Removing It?
That depends on where the chip is and the size of the affected area, but it is usually possible to hide chips, hairline cracks and defects on the surface of the tile with epoxy and paint. For surface damage, the repair strategy is mostly about concealing the damage, so the results are not going to be as good if the problems are widespread across many tiles. The basic ceramic chip and crack repair steps for damaged tile are:
- Use a damp rag or sponge to clean the damaged area and let it dry out.
- Smear your epoxy into the chip or hairline crack, slightly overfilling.
- Smooth your epoxy with a putty knife and feather the edges so it blends into the texture of the piece.
- Make sure to give the epoxy time to dry fully, then smooth it down with sandpaper to eliminate ridges and bumps.
- Use acrylic paint that matches the color of the tile to conceal the dried epoxy.
- Once the paint has dried, apply a clear sealant over the top.
What is Better, Solid Hardwood or Engineered Wood?
When it comes to wood flooring, the biggest decision is whether to choose a solid hardwood or engineered wood floor. Solid hardwood is, like it sounds, made of planks of solid wood that interlock together with a tongue and groove system.
Engineered wood is made with a premium plywood backing bonded to a thin veneer of real hardwood. Each type has its advantages and drawbacks, and they are both good choices depending on the particular requirements for the room where the floor is being installed. Visually, they are indistinguishable from each other.
Solid hardwood installation can be more challenging because it needs to be nailed to the subfloor. It is also vulnerable to damage if it becomes damp. However, it can be sanded down and refinished many times, and with proper care and maintenance, it can last for more than 100 years — which certainly cuts down on replacement costs. Engineered wood is easier to install and can be put over top of a concrete subfloor, and it is significantly more resistant to warping and wood rot. But, it can only be sanded down once or maybe twice. You can expect it to last for about 30 years as long as it is well-maintained.
What's the Best Way to Avoid Vinyl Flooring Damage?
Generally speaking, LVT and LVP are low-maintenance and easy to care for. But of course it is possible for them to suffer damage that requires Brighton flooring repair. Here are some tips to help keep your luxury vinyl planks or tiles in great shape so you can avoid Brighton flooring repair longer:
- Wipe or mop spills as soon as possible, especially substances like oil, vinegar and lemon juice that can stain the vinyl surface if it's left sitting on the floor too long
- Clean your LVT or LVP with rags, a soft brush or a mop, taking care to avoid abrasive materials like scrubbing sponges or steel wool
- Avoid dragging furniture and other heavy items across your floor surface
- Use a dry mop or vacuum to clear away tiny particles of dirt that can cause filmy scratches
Trust Our Brighton Flooring Repair Experts to Restore Your Floors
Whether you are living in Brighton, CO or a nearby community such as Thornton or Central Park, the professional team of repair, maintenance and installation experts at Mr. Handyman of Brighton and Surrounding Area are here to help with reliable handyman services that can transform your commercial or residential property.To schedule an appointment for service or to speak with our knowledgeable office staff and find out more about how we can enhance your home, pick up the phone and call us at 720-575-2251 . We look forward to the opportunity to show you why we're Brighton's first choice for a wide range of of interior and exterior services, from flooring repair to fence repair to gutter cleaning.