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If the owner negligently installed the flooring, then if they won't make any necessary repairs, then your recourse here is to have the work done by a professional flooring company to correct the problem and then seek reimbursement for the costs from the owner.
If they won't voluntarily pay for any repairs, you will have to sue them in small claims court under a negligence and breach of contract claim since it was their job when they installed the floor to do so correctly and in a workmanlike manner. The small claims court limit is $5,000 and the clerk will have the summons and complaint forms you need to file to pursue this if the owner won't reimburse you.
But this is something that rises to emergency status because you are liable and can be sued if someone trips and is injured due to the defective flooring that you had installed. You can then sue the owner for the defective install, but that won't prevent you from being sued and having to defend.