Face-checking appears as long cracks in the veneer which run down the length of the board in engineered flooring.
- It usually happens when flooring is manufactured with a MC that is incompatible with the environmental conditions at the installation site.
- Correct the humidity levels and follow appropriate maintenance procedures. Fill gaps as necessary and sand, fill, and refinish the floor if necessary (this may not always restore the original look of the floor). In some cases, certain boards (or possibly the entire floor) may need to be replaced.