WHAT TO REMEMBER WHEN DEALING WITH MINOR SCRATCHES
7 February 2012
As we have been discussing, some scratching to the surface of the hardwood floor is to be expected, but more noticeable damage can be avoided by taking care whenever using the floor. If the scratches are deeper and more widespread, then it is advisable to speak to the professionals about having the floor repaired.
Some minor scratches may be able to be fixed on your own. The following tips should help you to know what should and not be considered when it comes to repairing a wooden floor.
With most types of hardwood flooring, you need to be careful not to make the issue worse. Understanding the basics is necessary before going ahead with any repair work.
To start with, it is worth noting that very small scratches can often be concealed without too much trouble. There are various techniques that can be employed in this regard. But you should certainly leave any gouges to the wood flooring specialists to sort out. In extreme cases, an entire board may require replacement.
Depending on the type of finish to your wooden floor, this can affect the most suitable way to go about scratch repair. So make sure you know whether a wax finish, hardwax oil or if it had a urethane finish has been applied to the floor.