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Denver Hardwood Repair Services Pro Tips


October 5, 2016

Hardwood flooring is beautiful, warm and inviting, but unfortunately, it can be damaged over time due to a number of different factors. If you find any signs of damage on your floors, follow these tips from Denver hardwood repair services professionals at TGB Flooring:

Signs of Wear and Tear

If there are certain areas of your home that see more foot traffic than others, you may notice an odd looking patch on your hardwood floor. This is because over time, the foot traffic can cause the finish and stain to fade away, so the bare wood becomes exposed in this area. To fix this issue, you will need to sand the affected area until it is completely smooth. Vacuum or sweep away any dust that was created by the sanding, apply a stain that matches the rest of your flooring, and then apply multiple coats of urethane.

If you want to try this at home, the experts at TGB Flooring who specialize in Denver hardwood repair services recommend trying a test patch in a hidden area first. Choose a small spot underneath a rug or in the corner and sand this area first. Then, you can test different stains to see which matches the rest of your flooring the best.


Water Mark Stains

Did someone leave a cold drink on your hardwood floor that left behind an unsightly water mark? If so, you may be able to get rid of this stain without professional Denver hardwood repair services. There are a number of ways you can try to remove this stain, and all of them involve products you can find around your house. One way is to create a solution with equal parts vinegar and olive oil and apply it to a soft rag. Gently rub it into the stain, moving in the direction of the wood grain. Then, get another soft cloth and dry off the area. This should pull the stain from the wood. Learn more about how to remove water stains from wood with products around your house.  

Scratches

Anything from tiny pieces of debris on your shoes to your pet’s claws can cause tiny scratches in your wood. This might be the most common issue that homeowners with wood floors face. If the scratch is on the surface, you may be able to buff it away with steel wool—just do it very gently. You should also check your local home improvement store to see if there are any cleaning solutions that can be used to reduce the appearance of scratches. However, if the scratch is deeper, you may need to call for Denver hardwood repair services for a professional. The floor will most likely need to be sanded down and completely refinished.

If you are looking for more information on Denver hardwood repair services, contact the experts at TGB Flooring. With over 25 years in the business, we have the experience and professionalism to assist you in restoring the original beauty of your floors. Call today for a free estimate at 303-738-9910.