Tips To Fix Scratches In Your Hardwood Floors

Tips To Fix Scratches In Your Hardwood Floors

Kevertin Flooring Enterprises is your solution for beautiful hardwood floors in Delaware. Our dedication to delivering beautiful hardwood floors is unparalleled, and we’re here to help you keep them looking brand new with these four tips to fix any scratches they might get.

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Assess the Damage

The first thing you should do when you notice a scratch in your refinished hardwood floors is to assess the damage. Determining the depth of scratches can help you decide the best course of action.

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Use a Touch-Up Marker

For shallow scratches, try using a touch-up marker. These markers come in a variety of colors to match your floor and can help to conceal the scratches.

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Sand and Refinish

For deeper scratches, sanding and refinishing the affected area may be necessary. This will involve sanding down the area to remove the scratches and then refinishing the area with a matching stain or sealant. Kevertin Flooring Enterprises has the best flooring experts in Deleware, so contact us for all your floor refinishing needs!

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Use Wood Filler

For larger scratches or gouges, a wood filler can be used to fill in the damaged area. Once the filler dries, sand and refinish the area to blend it in with the rest of the floor.

Final Steps

  • Once the scratches have been fixed, it's important to apply a protective coating to prevent future damage. This can include a sealant or wax that will help to protect the surface of the floor.
  • Prevention is key when it comes to hardwood floor scratches. Here are some tips to help prevent scratches in the first place:
  • Place rugs and mats in high-traffic areas to protect the floor.

  • Avoid wearing shoes with hard soles on the floor.

  • Use furniture pads under the legs of chairs and other furniture to prevent scratches from movement.

  • Regularly sweep and clean the floors to remove any debris that could cause scratches.

Use these tips to preserve your hardwood floors, and if you need to refinish your home’s hardwood floors, contact Kevertin Flooring Enterprises for a free estimate!