Vacuum cleaner blade got hot and melted the finish

Q: I have dark Brazilian Cherry wood floors. It appears, in a few places, that the vacuum cleaner blade got hot and melted off the finish of the floor. It’s a line about 8 inches long and 1 inch wide. My floor is a matte finish, but where these lines are it’s now shiny.

Any suggestions?

A: First, try wiping it down with some polyurethane cleaner or perhaps mineral spirits. If the mark is still there you should be able to remove the sheen by rubbing the spot with 000 steel wool.