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Hardwood Repair Guide --- Easy Guide for Homeowners

Simple Hardwood Floor Fixes: Easy Guide for Homeowners


You love your hardwood floors – they're beautiful, strong, and always in style. But they can get damaged over time. As a hardwood floor expert, I know how to fix many issues. I'll share some common fixes for hardwood floors to help you keep them looking great.


Pet Pee Stains

Pets can leave ugly stains on your hardwood floors. We can fix this by sanding, bleaching, and refinishing the area. Sometimes, we need to replace the damaged boards. How do we fix these issues: We either fully replace the boards and/or sand the room to remove the stain.




















Gouged Floors

Heavy stuff, dropped items, or high heels can gouge your floors. We can fix it by filling, sanding, and refinishing the area. Sometimes, we need to replace the damaged boards. How do we fix these issues: We either fully replace the boards and/or sand the room to remove the gougled areas.


























Scratches

Scratches happen on hardwood floors. We can fix small scratches with a touch-up kit or steel wool. For deeper scratches, we sand and refinish the area. To avoid scratches, use furniture pads, rugs, and keep your pet's nails trimmed.How do we fix these issues: We either fully replace the boards and/or sand the room to remove the scratched or gougled boards. Sometimes we can spot sand but only if the floors are newer in age.



























Chemical Spills

Spills like paint or harsh cleaners can hurt your floors. Clean them up quickly and use gentle cleaners. If your floor gets discolored or damaged, we might need to sand and refinish the area or replace the boards. How do we fix these issues: We either fully replace the boards and/or sand the room to remove the damaged areas. Sometimes we can spot sand but only if the floors are newer in age.



























Damage from Movers

Moving heavy things can dent, scratch, or gouge your floors. Use furniture sliders or mats when moving heavy items. If damage happens, we can fill, sand, and refinish the area, or replace the damaged boards. How do we fix these issues: We either fully replace the boards and/or sand the room to remove the damaged areas. Sometimes we can spot sand but only if the floors are newer in age.



























Fridge Moving Damage

Dragging a fridge on hardwood floors without mats can cause deep scratches or gouges. We can fix it by sanding and refinishing the area or replacing the damaged boards. How do we fix these issues: We either fully replace the boards and/or sand the room to remove the scratch/gouges. Sometimes we can spot sand but only if the floors are newer in age.



























Cleaner Residue or Wax Buildup

Using the wrong cleaner can leave residue or wax on your floors. This makes them look dull and sticky. Use a wax remover, clean, and refinish the floor. Only use cleaners safe for hardwood floors like Bona Hardwood Cleaner. How do we fix these issues: We either use a wax removal product or do a full sanding to remove the built up wax areas.


























Water and Hardwood Floors

Water can damage hardwood floors. We can fix it by replacing the boards and sanding. Fix the water problem before doing repairs. How do we fix these issues: We normally fully replace the boards and/or sand the room to make new. Sometimes we can spot sand but only if the floors are newer in age.















Damage from Planters

Don't put plants directly on wood floors. Use trivets or stands to keep them off the floor. We can fix damage by replacing the boards and sanding. How do we fix these issues: We either fully replace the boards and/or sand the room to remove the stain. Sometimes we can spot sand but only if the floors are newer in age.























Standard Wear and Tear Due to normal wear and tear, hardwood floors can eventually lose their sheen and acquire worn spots. The finish on your floor can last longer with regular maintenance, such as sweeping and wiping with a moist microfiber cloth. To bring back the floor's original beauty, it will eventually need to be sanded and restored. Your flooring' durability will be greatly affected by the finish you choose.


Conclusion Any home would benefit from having hardwood floors, but they do need to be properly maintained and cared for. You can maintain the greatest appearance for years to come on your hardwood floors by being aware of these typical repairs and taking care of them right away. Also, always remember to call The Hardwood Guys for advice. We provide services for repairs, complete sanding, cleaning, and screen and recoat.


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