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Plant left water stains
Q: I have just moved into a house which is 55 years old. I have oak floors which have been sanded down but no protective coating on them. A large plant that I have has now left water stains on the oak and I am wondering how to remove the water stains.
What do you suggest?
A: It is quite likely the damaged boards will have to be replaced. I would suggest you have someone prepare this floor and apply several polyurethane coatings to it soon.
Plant leaked water with fertilizer and left a stain
Q: I have bamboo floors. A boxed potted plant that I brought in overnight leaked onto the floor. It probably had fertilizer in it. Now there is a faded stain on the floor. The boards aren’t swollen, just faded. How do I fix this? The leak was there less than 24 hours. Do I have to sand and match the stain, or is there a quick fix stain?
A: I would try cleaning it with an approved cleaner for floors finished with polyurethane. Any retail outlet that sells the floors should also carry such a cleaner. If that doesn’t restore the lustre, you may have to rub the affected boards down with fine abrasive and apply a coat of finish of the appropriate sheen.
Stains on engineered wood floor
We used engineered wooden flooring of **** make. Stains have developed like dark patches due to foot marks and the floor is looking ugly. what is the solution to removing these stains?
Small pet stains on floating floor
I found your web site while searching out how to manually try and fix several pet stains my dog has made on my hardwood floors. I have floating hardwoods that I believe were put in on top of a tile floor. Unfortunately the dog has had a couple of accidents…
Fixing water stain on bamboo floor
Q: I have an engineered vertical carbonized bamboo click floor (made with plywood, not paper). A few weeks ago a small amount of water oozed out of my dishwasher and sat on the flooring. The bamboo sucked the water in a few inches at the crack between the planks, and…
Does filler make the floor water tight?
Q: We have a few gaps between boards where the filler has popped up. I don't mind filling it again (and again as needed), but I am wondering if doing so makes the floor water-tight (or as water-tight as it can get). I ask because I love my Scooba floor…
We have recently removed carpet from a house that I have lived in for 2 years. The carpet had been down for 10+ years and it was used by the previous owner''''s dog as a bathroom. Under the carpet is hardwood, but is has urine stains. The carpet pad was…