Our house has pre-finished tongue and groove maple floors. It's
solid 3/4", not the 3/8" plywood stuff. There's a stain on top with
some sort of clear finish, probably polyeurethane.
The problem is that the finish is coming off in some places. It starts
from the edges of the boards. At first, I thought it was water damage
because the finsh came off near a plunger that was wet in the bathroom.
Then I remembered that our previous house had a similar floor (that
one was oak instead of maple) but it was cheaper stuff, and the finish
never came off.
Then I found a board nowhere near the bathroom that was doing the same
thing. In all cases, the adjascent board is perfect.
Any ideas what's going on? I have plenty of extra boards so worst
case, I could cut a board out with the circular saw, then rip off the
back side of the tongue and replace it. One of the advantages of being
a woodworker I guess. :)
I'm guessing that this is a manufacturing defect on some of the boards.
Then again, maybe I just got it wet. Any ideas?