Category: Repairs

How To Fix A Deep Gouge in Wire-Brushed Wood Flooring

A deep gouge in a wire brushed floor may seem like a nightmare to fix, and a good candidate for a full board replacement. If the gouge is deep enough, the raw wood is probably showing through. Plus, the wire-brushed texture makes this seem like a complicated fix that putty is not going to do …

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How To Fix An Open Knot In Wood Flooring

An open or broken knot hole may not be all that serious of a problem, but it can cause great concern in a homeowner. They may be asking questions like: Is my floor falling apart? Did I buy a good quality floor? Will this happen to other areas of the floor? A simple fix involves …

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How To Fix Scratched Wood Flooring With Wax

Fixing scratched wood flooring doesn’t always require a complete resand and refinish. A deep scratch often comes from moving heavy objects across the floor, or forgetting to put felt protectors on furniture legs. Overtime, the normal use of that furniture and the slight movements it makes may leave very deep scratches in the wood flooring. …

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How To Fix A Chipped Edge On Wood Flooring

A chipped edge on a wood flooring board can be unsightly and dangerous. Anyone walking across the floor could snag their socks, or end up with a splinter in their toe! Using hot wax, and a few simple tools, a chipped or broken edge can be made to look like it never happened – and …

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How To Fix A Long White Scratch On Wood Flooring

Few things stand out more than a long white scratch in a medium or dark prefinished wood floor. The urethane finishes that many prefinished flooring manufacturers use in today’s prefinished wood floors contain a mineral called Aluminum Oxide. Aluminum Oxide makes the finish incredibly durable and long lasting, however, the drawback is that if the …

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Stop Squeaky Wood Floors by Using the Right Fastener

If you’re involved in selling or installing hardwood floors, you have probably had to solve a “squeaky floor” problem for a customer. Nobody likes it when their brand new hardwood floors start squeaking. Prefinished flooring manufacture warranties do not cover noise issues because they are job site related, and it can be a difficult problem …

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How to Silence the 4 Types of Squeaky Floors

For those of you who have stepped in an older home with wood floors, you’ve probably heard the squeaks. It can be quaint and charming, it may even remind you of Grandma’s house. But for those living in the house hearing the squeaking all the time, it may be a nuisance and you really just …

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