Flooring enhances the aesthetics of your home but over time floors start looking dull and lose their shine. Day to day wear and tear can result in light to deep scratches on the floor. Furniture shifting, heels, toys or pets can be the reason for scratches and marks. Be it hardwood, laminate, vinyl, cork, ceramic or porcelain, whichever flooring you are using, a few DIY steps can make sure that your flooring regains its shine and start looking stunning once again. Not to forget flooring accessories!
Removing scratches from your flooring is not a difficult task, even you can handle it on your own as a DIY task. For the scratch removing task, you will require a few things, including white vinegar, wood stain, lacquer sealer, wood filler, putty knife and lint free cloth. You can remove scratches from your flooring in a hassle free manner.
When there are deep scratches on your hardwood or laminate floors, follow the methods mentioned below. Clean the area using white vinegar, take it on a clean cloth and then wipe the area where there is a scratch. Next, use wood filler and then smooth out the surface using a putty knife. After some time you can apply a wood stain. Once the wood stain is dried, apply a thin layer of lacquer. This small effort can go a long way to keep your flooring as shiny as new!
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Wax can be the easiest solution to get rid of lighter scratches. Follow the instructions as mentioned in the infographic. For vinyl flooring scratches, you will need lacquer thinner and liquid seam sealer and then few simple steps to follow and you can easily get rid of the scratches.
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For ceramic or porcelain tile floors, you will require vinegar and water. Clean the area where you see the scratches. The simplest way is to use toothpaste on the scratches and let it dry. Next, smooth out the surface using sandpaper. A thin layer of flooring sealant needs to be applied at the end. And it's done!
Check out the infographic below and follow the steps to get back the shine of your flooring.