Friday, February 22, 2013

Repair Common Wear and Tear on Hardwood Floors

Life happens and it will happen to your hardwood floors too. Luckily, with a little tender care hardwood floors can quickly recover.  Here are some tips to tackle common problems:

Floors Finished With Wax or Penetrating Stains
  • Scratches - Wax the affected area using a soft, clean cloth.
  • Dried Milk or Food Stains - Gently rub with a damp cloth, then rub dry and wax.
  •  Heel Scuffs - Rub in a small amount of wax with fine steel wool and hand buff to a shine.
  • Mold or Mildew - Rub with a wood cleaner using a soft, clean cloth.

Floors Finished With Ployurethane or Surface Finishes

  • Scratches - Repair with a touch-up kit for urethane finishes.
  • Dried Milk or Food Stains - Use a cleaner developed specifically for urethane finishes. For stubborn spots, scrub using the urethane cleaner and a scrub pad made for urethane floors.
  • Heel Scuffs - Follow instructions for dried milk or food stains.
  • Mold or Mildew - Use a cleaner developed for urethane finishes. If the mold or mildew lies beneath the surface finish, sand and refinish the area.

1 comment:

  1. In the event that you are going to do the repair yourself, fundamentally you will be stripping a solitary board (or more than a solitary board, if the scratch is long) down to the uncovered Hardwood floor repair wood. Initially, strip the wax covering on your floorboards. Next, counsel your ground surface producer to figure out the right approach to strip any sealant, coloring, or varnish from the board.