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Timber veneered MDF or plywood – damage

Timber boarding, veneered MDF or plywood – clear finish too dark

  • Old varnished or shellacked wall panels have darkened with age, or wall panels have always had a dark finish

    How to repair

Clear finish failure on timber

  • UV light causing breakdown of the timber surface under the clear finish

    How to repair

  • Moisture was absorbed into the timber, typically at the ends of boards or around fixing points

    How to repair

Timber floorboards joints opening

  • Flooring has shrunk because: the timber was wet at installation the flooring is subject to high heat such as from sunlight through north-facing windows or a central heating system that maintains a high indoor temperature and low internal moisture level the timber has become drier after floor insulation has been installed central heating has been recently installed the floor has been finished with polyurethane which glues the boards together, and shrinkage when it occurs create wider gaps at every third or fourth board  

    How to repair

Timber, particleboard, plywood, cork floors – clear finish worn

Timber overlay flooring – surface wear