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Tips For Repairing Hardwood Floors That Have Been Scratched

Hardwood floors are a very nice thing to have in your home, and if you are lucky enough to have them, you probably want to do what you can to keep them looking nice. However, over the years, there are bound to be some scratches in the hardwood that you will want to have fixed. To help you figure out how you might be able to repair the floors, you will want to continue reading.

Get The Area Cleaned Well

You need to get the hardwood floor cleaned up nicely before you attempt to do any repair work. You can use a soft-bristled broom and dust pan or a vacuum hose to get all of the dirt, dust, and any other debris off of the hardwood planks and from inside the grooves. A light mopping after that can help as well.

Consider Whether Sanding Is Needed

If the scratches are minimal, you might be able to get away with simply applying a wood stain to the scratch so it blends in with the rest of the wood. You can get stain in cans that you brush onto the floors or stain pens that allow you to simply draw in the scratch line. Either way, as long as the scratch is small and the stain color matches the current color of your wood floors, you should be able to get the scratches to no longer be noticeable. Sanding and then staining are usually required when the scratches are deep. You would start with a wood filler, allow it to dry, sand down that small section of wood, and then apply the stain. You might need to apply a couple of coats of the stain in order for everything to blend in nicely. Remember, the point is to make it appear as though the scratch was never there.

As you can see, there are some things you can do to try to tackle the hardwood repair on your own. Dealing with scratches might be easy enough to do on your own, but if you don't have the time or energy to mess with it, you can always hire a flooring contractor to do it for you. You will get professional-looking results that way, and it might even turn out that it's near impossible to tell that there were ever any scratches on the floor. Of course, if you have any other major flooring repair needs, you will want to contact a professional.

For more information about hardwood repair, contact a local company.

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Walking All Over It

When someone says they got walked all over, they often mean they got taken advantage of. Of course, if your floor could talk, it would say the same thing, but it would have a very different meaning. Floors are meant for walking over. That's why we choose comfortable materials, like carpets, for rooms where we plan on doing a lot of standing. Of course, we sometimes have to choose something that's easier to clean, like tile, knowing that it is less comfortable. Well, that's enough writing about flooring for now. If you want more to read, check out this blog. We have plenty of posts, and we promise — they're all about flooring.



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