Fixing scratched floorboards
Do you have ugly scratches in your wood floors? In many cases you can make those imperfections go away – or at least make them less visible. Here are our best tips for wood floor scratch repair.
Understand what finish is on your floor
It’s important to start by knowing what kind of finish is on your floor. Is your finish oil or water based? Do you have a wax coating? Is the wood varnished or stained? Is there an aluminium oxide coating? Know what the surface is made of so you know how to start your wood floor scratch repair.
Clean the trouble spot thoroughly
Start by cleaning the entire area around the scratch. You will want to remove all traces of dust and grime on the floor before you begin any other steps. Pay close attention to the inside of the crack itself, which should be totally free of dirt, if possible. If you have a wax layer, use a wax remover solution to clear away the wax before you begin the repair.