Hardwood floor water damage...What should I do?
Last weekend we lost our power for 2 1/2 days due to a wind storm that hit northern New England. We happened to be away while this happened and came home to a puddle of water on the hardwood floor in front of our refrigerator. We have an in-door ice maker and the ice in the shoot evidently melted with nowhere to go but my newly refinished floor. A 3' x 3' area in front of the refrig is now totally warped. I'm afraid to even see what is under the refrig. I've contacted our insurance company and they said we are covered, less our deductable.
My question now is, should we have this section of the floor replaced or just sanded down and refinished? If just a small section is done, will you be able to tell? During our kitchen remodel last year, we added additional hardwood flooring in the adjoining dining room and had everything refinished. It looked beautiful. I'm so heartbroken now.
Before the insurance adjustor shows up, any recommendations would be appreciated.
Below is a picture, pre-damage, so you can get an idea of the area.