Like most homeowners, you probably take great pride in your hardwood floors. Not only are they a reflection of your good taste— but you enjoy having them in pristine condition, whether they came with the home or you had them installed yourself.
But, what do you know about how to fix scratches on hardwood floors? It is almost inevitable that, at some point in time, your beautiful hardwood floors are going to be scratched, and knowing how to fix them is information you’ll need to know.
Before we examine more traditional ways to deal with hardwood floor scratches from superficial to serious, here’s an almost instant fix for the everyday shallow scratches common to all wood floors. While it’s certainly not a traditional method, it works – and that’s what counts.
All you have to do is crack open a walnut, making sure the meat of the walnut is not darker than the scratched wood surface area, and rub over it as if it were a wood repair crayon. Voilá – instant fix! File this hack away with other proven methods, mentioned below, for hardwood floor scratch repair.
For the variety of what might be considered minor scratches to your hardwood flooring, there are a variety of proven methods that render hardwood scratches virtually invisible to the naked eye. Here are a few of them that are good to know:
First off, to tackle these types of repairs you’re going to need to have a deeper understanding of wood repair and wood finishes than does the common layperson. Let’s take a look at some possible problems and solutions to hardwood floor scratches if you feel qualified to take them on.
When it comes to removing scratches from hardwood floors, you’ll be fine doing the work yourself if you stick to the recommendations listed for minor hardwood floor repair. Beyond that, unless you have experience and knowledge in working with hardwood floors, it’s best to consult with a professional who has the expertise and skills to offer you the quality work you need.
For the past two decades, Carpet To Go has been the go-to-source for flooring needs throughout the Puget Sound area. Not only do they have a staff of professionals who are knowledgeable in each and every aspect of the flooring business, but they can deliver the results you seek at a price you can afford.
If you have determined that the scratches, gouges, nicks, and holes in your hardwood floors require repair or replacement, contact Carpet To Go today!