One of many advantages of wooden floors is the fact that in most cases you can repair the damaged surfaces, without the need to replace the floor in the entire room. That is not the case with many other flooring solutions, where any damages, even small ones, are irreparable. There are many methods which you can resort to when repairing the problem area, depending on how severe and deep the given damage is. For example buckled wood floor, corner curling or cupping will require much more expertise that minor damages.
Sometimes, the repair process doesn’t require any specific expertise and can be conducted by a lay person who has had no previous experience in similar works. However, in other cases, especially when the floor has suffered significant damage, you might need professional support.
One thing you should bear in mind is that it’s better to watch out, be careful and prevent any damages, than later be forced to spend time and money on repairing the floor that has been affected. And when it comes to prevention, there are numerous ways to do so. Here is some advice. Firstly, always remember to lift furniture when moving it through the room, instead of dragging it across the floor.
Secondly, do not underestimate the importance of cleaning and treating it on a regular basis and always use a mop to get rid of any spills as soon as you can.
But, in the end we are all only humans and accidents happen, even if you are very careful and considerate. Below we will present you with some solutions and tell you what to do if such an accident happens, causing damage to your wooden floor.
In the case where your floor has light scratches which cover its entire surface, you shouldn’t think about taking any complicated measures – the remedy is simple and you can do it on your own without any expert support.
To get rid of small scratches that occurred on your floor, add a new coating of sealer to your floor and if the floor has been oiled, simply cover it with another layer of oil.
For lacquered floors, use a lacquer repair pen, which will help you resolve your problem and remove the scratches.
Moreover, many DIY shops or specialist suppliers often sell wax filler sticks, which help hide or remove light or medium scratches on wooden surfaces. To repair the floor where deep scratches and dents are visible, you may use a special resin filler, which is available from specialist stores. These products can be applied on the floor to even out any damages.
From our experience, we would say that specialist repairs need to be performed only if the damage to your floor is really deep and covers a large area. But, if it happens that dents and scratches have become so large that the floor needs to be re-sanded and re-sealed, do not hesitate to contact a professional. Only such professional help will help you ensure that it looks attractive again.
Such works are not what you like to do, as you need to remove the furniture and all your things from the given room etc., but that’s only one side of the coin, the other is that such a wooden floor re-sanded and re-sealed by a professional will look like new again. Additionally, such a repair will extend its durability, making it look really nice and fresh for long years.
When looking for a person to take care of that, contact the original supplier of the floor, asking them if they offer such services. Even if they don’t deal with such works themselves, they most certainly know someone good to do the job.
All in all, we’d advise you to short-list this solution when choosing a floor for your home. Should you need assistance or guidance when planning your project, the EFB Flooring team is here for you. Call us and get professional support and advice on all issues related to various flooring solutions and flooring installation methods.