Hardwood floors are typically easy to maintain, however, they are still susceptible to getting scratched, becoming worn or getting gouged. However, before you call the professionals, there may be a few things you can do on your own to fix your hardwood floors in Toronto. We will now take a closer look at a few of them.
One of the most common problems that hardwood floors have is the fact that they get worn down over time. This is especially true in high traffic areas of the home and it can make your floors look quite old. So, in order to fix this problem yourself, you will need a sander or some sanding paper and you should start sanding the area as well as the area around the worn down spots.
You will then need to experiment with different floor urethane to see which ones provide a finish as close to the original. You can test on a patch of floor that is under the bed or under a chair etc. It is important that you get the sheen right, whether that be satin, semi gloss or gloss finish.
Next, another common problem that you will have to deal with are scratches on the floor. These can happen from your pet’s claws, high heeled shoes etc. Light scratches can be fixed by using a solution like Scratch Away by Lumber Liquidators. However, if the scratches are quite deep, then you will need to sand them down and then re-stain or re-finish them.
In closing, we have just looked at two of the most common problems that most people have with their hardwood floors. As you can see, they are easily fixed on your own and all it requires is a little elbow grease. However, if you want to make sure your floors are properly repaired, then be sure to hire professional help.