Q: What is the best way to get scrapes out of my hardwood floors?
I have a number of small and large scrapes in my floors. Is there a good technique to getting them out without a complete resurfacing?
A: Sand & Finish Scratched Floors
Matt there is no easy answer to solve scratch floors. There are still so many other questions to begin with. What type of floor is it: unfinished or pre-finished? What brand of floor if pre-finished? Solid or engineered flooring?
If you bought a pre-finished floor there may be potential to sand and finish the floor. Do not look for quick and easy fixes, because there aren't any. You bough pre-finished for a reason. The coatings they use for these floors such a aluminum oxide finish comes with long warranties of 25 years or more most of the time. However, read the warranties carefully. Nothing will hold up to pet scratches, furniture move scratches, or high pressure high heel marks. You can sand and finish a pre-finished floor. You lose the factory finish, but the wood is the same. Have a local flooring contractor come in and try and match the finish factory finish.
An unfinished floor which is still very popular is ideal for a traditional hardwood floor. You can finish an unfinished floor every 5 years or so. Please remember though it also depends on the type of hardwood floor. Is it solid or engineered? If it is solid you can sand and finish many times without worry. If it is engineered you have maybe 2 or 3 sand and finishes.
To all home owners, a sand and finish job should be perform by a professional. They might be able to salvage a spot fix. It is very difficult. Always keep your floors clean. You a cleaning agent such a Bona Hardwood Cleaner. Dirty floors scratch easier.
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