Wood Floor Quick Fix Tips

Hardwood Floor Care

The following stain removal steps are to be used at your own risk. Always pretest products before application. Look for changes to the finish or flooring material. Always wear gloves and follow appropriate safety precautions.

How to Fix Damaged Wood Floors

Spills and Tracked-in Dirt

  • Clean immediately.
  • Apply Hardwood & Laminate Floor Cleaner lightly to the surface and wipe with a sponge mop or a soft cloth.
  • Excess cleaner that does not evaporate immediately should be dried with a clean towel. No rinsing is necessary.

Spots Caused by Food, Water or Animals

  • Apply Hardwood & Laminate Floor Cleaner to a clean soft cloth.
  • Rub the area to remove the stain or spot.
  • More stubborn spots may require additional cleaning with mineral spirits, followed by cleaning with Hardwood & Laminate Floor Cleaner.

Grease/Lipstick/Crayon/Ink Spots/Rubber Heel Marks

  • Apply Hardwood & Laminate Floor Cleaner to a clean soft cloth.
  • Rub the area to remove the stain or spot.
  • If stain remains, rub with a cloth dampened with mineral spirits and follow by cleaning the area with Hardwood & Laminate Floor Cleaner.

Chewing Gum, Candle Wax

  • Apply a sealed plastic bag filled with ice on top of the deposit.
  • Wait until deposit becomes brittle enough to crumble off.
  • After deposit has been removed, clean entire area Hardwood & Laminate Floor Cleaner.

Deep Scratches/Gouges

Individual planks, strips or parquets that are heavily gouged or damaged can be replaced by a professional flooring installer.

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