A couple cracks and scratches on newly installed floor

Q: I have recently installed hardwood flooring. I have noticed that, on some strips of wood there are scratches and in 2 strips of hardwood there is a crack about 3 inches long. Please advice as to how I could fix this, how to repair cracked floor boards.

The hardwood used in this case is cherry kempas.

A: You will have to replace the cracked board, and probably the scratched ones also. You could try hand sanding the scratched boards and applying a water borne coating to the entire strip in the appropriate sheen but I don’t think you will get a match.