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FirstMate
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Wood floor damage question

We had an incident last night and I believe my DH overreacted but I don't really know so of course I'm turning to my trusted LIF friends for input.

We were moving furniture last night and because I couldn't lift the sofa, I was dragging it on my end and it scratched my wood floor in one spot. It's a pretty lengthy scratch, maybe 2 feet long in my foyer. It's not wide, it's literally just a scratch. Other than one spot where I definitly gauged it. Chat Icon Chat Icon My DH went ape and is insisting now we have to have all of the wood floors re-done. Is that true? Is there no way to fix just this area? Do I really have to pay for the whole downstairs to be re-done? It is one big continuous floor but really???? The whole thing??? Or is my DH overreacting per usual?

Posted 3/28/19 7:48 AM
 
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TwinMommyToBoys
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Wood floor damage question

You can fix one piece lol my house is from the 50s and we needed multiple boards replaced and honestly it’s all perfectly blended

Posted 3/28/19 7:50 AM
 

luvbuffet
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Re: Wood floor damage question

I heard using a walnut works.

Posted 3/28/19 7:52 AM
 

PhyllisNJoe
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Re: Wood floor damage question

Try those markers or wax sticks they sell at bed bath to help blend the scratch so your eye doesn’t go right to it

And depenig on the exact location, there’s always a small area rug! Lol

My floors get wrecked by my Rottweiler and only look perfect for a very short period of time. I use the markers and wax sticks A LOT to help mask them and it helps.

Posted 3/28/19 9:40 AM
 

NervousNell
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Re: Wood floor damage question

Sorry to hijack but since we are on the topic...Question- because we are considering wood floors but not 100% sure yet- does walking on them with heels scratch and dent them up?

Posted 3/28/19 9:44 AM
 

Jenn79
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Re: Wood floor damage question

i had a very long superficial scratch in my foyer too. From moving a refrigerator. I didn’t do anything with it because I didn’t know what to do. After time of washing the floors and people walking on it I can’t see it anymore. I also have water damage in my coat closet. We need to replace the boards. I was told it might be easier because it’s all near the walls. Not in the middle of the floor ya know. I might be worried about replacing a couple boards in the middle of my floor for matching reasons though.

Posted 3/28/19 9:45 AM
 

Jenn79
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Re: Wood floor damage question

Posted by NervousNell

Sorry to hijack but since we are on the topic...Question- because we are considering wood floors but not 100% sure yet- does walking on them with heels scratch and dent them up?


I don’t wear heels often but the floors are pretty durable. When I do wear heels I don’t worry about the floor. Just don’t do what my friend did... replaced her whole bottom floor with bamboo wood! You saw EVERYWHERE she walked with her heels. It was completely ruined!

Posted 3/28/19 9:47 AM
 

NervousNell
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Re: Wood floor damage question

Posted by Jenn79

Posted by NervousNell

Sorry to hijack but since we are on the topic...Question- because we are considering wood floors but not 100% sure yet- does walking on them with heels scratch and dent them up?


I don’t wear heels often but the floors are pretty durable. When I do wear heels I don’t worry about the floor. Just don’t do what my friend did... replaced her whole bottom floor with bamboo wood! You saw EVERYWHERE she walked with her heels. It was completely ruined!



OMG really? I do hear of a lot of people getting bamboo flooring I had no idea it was that soft!
that doesn't seem very practical!

Posted 3/28/19 9:49 AM
 

CSK
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Re: Wood floor damage question

Posted by NervousNell

Posted by Jenn79

Posted by NervousNell

Sorry to hijack but since we are on the topic...Question- because we are considering wood floors but not 100% sure yet- does walking on them with heels scratch and dent them up?


I don’t wear heels often but the floors are pretty durable. When I do wear heels I don’t worry about the floor. Just don’t do what my friend did... replaced her whole bottom floor with bamboo wood! You saw EVERYWHERE she walked with her heels. It was completely ruined!



OMG really? I do hear of a lot of people getting bamboo flooring I had no idea it was that soft!
that doesn't seem very practical!



I remember I was house hunting and we were looking at a house that was being flipped, completely redone with an added dormer. Brand new maple flooring throughout. I remember watching the realtor in her high heels but dents all over the downstairs...

Posted 3/28/19 10:31 AM
 

NervousNell
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Re: Wood floor damage question

Posted by CSK

Posted by NervousNell

Posted by Jenn79

Posted by NervousNell

Sorry to hijack but since we are on the topic...Question- because we are considering wood floors but not 100% sure yet- does walking on them with heels scratch and dent them up?


I don’t wear heels often but the floors are pretty durable. When I do wear heels I don’t worry about the floor. Just don’t do what my friend did... replaced her whole bottom floor with bamboo wood! You saw EVERYWHERE she walked with her heels. It was completely ruined!



OMG really? I do hear of a lot of people getting bamboo flooring I had no idea it was that soft!
that doesn't seem very practical!



I remember I was house hunting and we were looking at a house that was being flipped, completely redone with an added dormer. Brand new maple flooring throughout. I remember watching the realtor in her high heels but dents all over the downstairs...



I am guessing some wood is softer than others. Definitely something to research if we decide to go that route I guess!
The last thing I need is a floor that looks a mess from normal living- I can have that with my carpet that i have right now! Chat Icon

Posted 3/28/19 10:34 AM
 

NYCGirl80
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Re: Wood floor damage question

When you scratch floors you can either live with it, have it repaired, or replace boards.

If it's not noticeable, you may just want to leave it, try to use some wax, or color it in with a wood-colored marker. If you want to sand the floor, you'd have to sand it all and refinish, which is pricey. Plus, depending on how deep the gauge is, it may not be able to be sanded.

We recently replaced about a 3'x3' section of our floors. It's a close match and most people wouldn't notice it, but unless we sand everything else, it won't exactly match because the old floor is settled and worn already. The new part looks fabulous, but we can't afford to redo all of our floors to match it. The 3x3 section was not cheap to repair either.

Posted 3/28/19 10:36 AM
 

loveus
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Wood floor damage question

I’ve read many people rave about Vango floors on Facebook. They pretty much clean and polish your floors in one day. I would inquire with them, not sure about the price but them seem reasonable and it seems like this is really bothering your husband so I would call.

Posted 3/28/19 10:40 AM
 

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Re: Wood floor damage question

Posted by NervousNell

Posted by CSK

Posted by NervousNell

Posted by Jenn79

Posted by NervousNell

Sorry to hijack but since we are on the topic...Question- because we are considering wood floors but not 100% sure yet- does walking on them with heels scratch and dent them up?


I don’t wear heels often but the floors are pretty durable. When I do wear heels I don’t worry about the floor. Just don’t do what my friend did... replaced her whole bottom floor with bamboo wood! You saw EVERYWHERE she walked with her heels. It was completely ruined!



OMG really? I do hear of a lot of people getting bamboo flooring I had no idea it was that soft!
that doesn't seem very practical!



I remember I was house hunting and we were looking at a house that was being flipped, completely redone with an added dormer. Brand new maple flooring throughout. I remember watching the realtor in her high heels but dents all over the downstairs...



I am guessing some wood is softer than others. Definitely something to research if we decide to go that route I guess!
The last thing I need is a floor that looks a mess from normal living- I can have that with my carpet that i have right now! Chat Icon



Some woods are harder than otheres. Maple is one of the strngest, but those dents may have happeened b/c the finish was new. I have been give booites in opne hosues wher the floor was dry, but still smelled liek varnish- I think the fisnh needs to cure or something.

To answer the original question, you replace individual boards. We had this done becasue we had termite damage. in my case, the floors are veyr old, so the baors arne't an exact match, but they stained the boards so that when they were sealed, the color matched. The orignal boards weren't stained , but they finsh has aged, so the new boards would have stood out of they were not stained & had new clear sealant on top.

Posted 3/28/19 10:43 AM
 

Chatham-Chick
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Wood floor damage question

Old English Scratch Cover.

They have one for dark wood and one for light wood.

I just put some on a cloth and dab it on the scratch to blend it in with the wood.

Message edited 3/28/2019 10:50:53 AM.

Posted 3/28/19 10:45 AM
 

chilltocam
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Re: Wood floor damage question

Posted by NervousNell

Sorry to hijack but since we are on the topic...Question- because we are considering wood floors but not 100% sure yet- does walking on them with heels scratch and dent them up?



I had all the wood floors in my house redone (sanded and stained) when I bought it - one year ago (they had been covered by carpeting for years). The floors that were redone were 4 bedrooms, the upstairs hallway and a short staircase. Right after they were done, I was very paranoid about walking on the floors in heels, but eventually I just forgot about it and now just wear whatever shoes I happen to have on (often heels) and I haven't seen any damage due to heels or shoes in general. Granted, they are not the most walked on floors in the house, but there does not seem to be any issue with damage from shoes

To the OP, I would get one of the scratch repair markers/wax sticks and see if that works to help hide the scratch

Posted 3/28/19 11:01 AM
 

FirstMate
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Re: Wood floor damage question

Thank you! I knew I had options!!

And Nell I wear heels pretty much every day and there’s never been an issue.

Posted 3/28/19 5:26 PM
 

Loveme
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Wood floor damage question

Rub a walnut into the scratch, let it sit for awhile then rub it off. Be careful because it will be slippery for a little. I’ve done this more times than I can count.

Posted 3/28/19 6:31 PM
 

LIRascal
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Wood floor damage question

It's totally fixable. Call a flooring guy-- they work miracles. My sister had 2 spots repaired and had slats replaced all over the place. They did grind them down/cut them first, but not the whole floor!

Posted 3/30/19 8:53 AM
 
 

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