Q: We have prefinished hardwood, birch floor in our home (M*****). Within one week of ownership it was terribly scratched from our small dog. After 3 years now I would like to have it ripped out and tile put in (personally I don’t feel it is a very durable product). However, I was wondering about [...]
Marks, Scratches & Dents
Q: There a lot of small dents in our hardwood floor. I was told that finger nail polish would fill it in and harden. What you think about using finger nail polish for filling dents in wood? A: Finger nail polish is lacquer based. Lacquer would eat into a polyurethane coating. Lacquer is also not [...]
Q: Sorry to ask this, but I did mostly see questions about gouges as opposed to typical light surface scratches. I’m in a rental apartment with original fir flooring, dating to about 1915. The floors look to have been refinished within the last 10 years or so, so I’m guessing a typical finish was used… [...]
Q: All my floors, some 1000 sq. ft., are painted plywood finished with three coats of polyurethane. P******* scuff remover and everything else I’ve tried that’s successful in removing scuffs also abrade the finish, leaving my floor with scores of dull patches. Is there a cleaning product or technique that will remove scuff marks on [...]
Q: We had a Kempas hardwood floor installed 12/07 in our new home. When the finish people were in our home afterwards it was damaged by them dragging an air compressor, dropping a nail gun, and by painters dragging their ladders across the floor. Needless to say we are very upset. The builder never covered [...]
Q: The server fell over and left a few little dents about the size of a small button on our hardwood floor. How can we fix dents in hardwood floor? A: You could try wetting the spot and applying heat over a towel from an iron, but I honestly don’t think this technique can work [...]
One of the kids spilled a bingo dauber on the gym floor leaving a bright pink stain.
We ripped carpet up and found hardwood flooring. What do you suggest we do with all the holes left in hardwood by staples from carpet strips? Also, there are some gaps around outer part of where wall meets floor. Should we use caulking?
My hardwood floor has become dented from high heeled shoes. What are my repair options?
I have just had an oak floor installed then sanded, stained and polyurethaned. The movers then dragged a sofa with rounded steel buttons on the legs across the floor which left long lines that look shiny. How can I get those lines out?
I live in a historic building with hardwood floors that have been neglected, but still look pretty good. I would like to make the floors look good without investing a lot of time and money. I have access to floor buffer and high speed burnishers. Would a high speed burnisher get rid of light marks from shoes and moving furniture? Thanks for your assistance.
Is there a product available to remove ‘surface scratches’ from oak/hardwood floors?
We had new unfinished Red Oak Common Hardwood installed by a flooring company that used a NOFMA certified flooring product. They applied three coats of Poloplaz urethane oil base finish. After about four weeks we noticed scratches where the Dining Room chairs are. We have protective felt pads under the legs. What would cause the hardwood floors to scratch so easily? Is the quality of the wood poor? I know they applied the three coats of poly.
I have hardwood floors with a crystal finish and I have a large dog. Now I have dog nail indentations on my floor.
How do I repair a dent in an oak floor, with a depth about the size of a pin head and a width about the size of 2 pin heads? I know it’s small, but my wife notices it when the sun hits it just right.
I moved a heavy plant and scratched my newly done wood floor. There were gliders that were supposed to prevent scratching. They are fine scratches, but there are quite a few. They are just in a small area of the floor, but they are white scratches. My housekeeper tried to use the rough side of a scrounge pad to get them off, which also dulled the finish a bit. The floor guy left me some of the poly, but I am not sure what to do with it.
I have recently installed high gloss (1 pack high solids finish) black timber floors throughout my apartment. They are showing scuff marks. How can I clean them without breaking my back or leaving streaks? In the low light they look gorgeous.
We recently had ***** ******* ****** laminate installed in our home. It always seems to look dull and show prints. We are noticing scuff marks appearing, as well as scratches. Is there anything we can do? Is there any type of scuff repair on the market?
We have hardwood flooring, and recently something heavy fell on the floor leaving 2 dents. How can I replace the boards the easiest, and without it looking like something happened? I have extra planks.
I have a floor that is relatively new, but it has a few scratches caused by furniture drags. How do I fix it?