Cause

Signs of damage

Remedy

Outbreak of infestation by one of the wood-boring insects

Small holes peppering exposed hardwood or softwood floor

Spray or injection treatment with disinfestation liquid for a small localised problem; where the outbreak is more extensive the advice of a specialist should be sought

Infection by dry rot

Usually grey/white fungus appearing on the edges of suspended timber floors next to the skirtings

Caused by a combination of damp and unventilated subfloor areas; specialist treatment is required

Incorrect finish in heavily-trafficked areas

Uneven wear of floor finishes

The use of jointless epoxy resin screeds or hard tiles is the type of solution that could be considered

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