Repair or Replace Water Damaged Hardwood Floor
Hey all - I came back from a week away to find a leak from the unit upstairs in my living room. I have started the insurance claim process, and wanted some opinions. The floor is cupped in several spots, and the superintendent expects that it will buckle when it dries and will need to be ripped out and replaced.
Obviously, that is a huge disruption (I will need to essentially move out of the apartment to have this done) which I would like to avoid.
Any opinions on whether or not this type of damage can be repaired, rather than starting over again? Would it look ok if it was repaired? It is an oak strip floor, not engineered or laminate. Thanks for taking a look.