How to remove parquet scratches
No matter how hard you try to keep your parquet floors in a pristine condition, at some point it will get scratches. Whether it is heavy foot traffic or moving furniture around without protection that's the main culprit, scratches are unsightly and will only contribute to floor deterioration. We share tips how to remove parquet scratches.
Patching up your floor
The severity of floor scratches varies. You might have a floor which is lightly scratched whilst other areas might have gouges and deep dents.
How to remove light parquet scratches
These are the easiest scratches to remove using the following ways:
- Clean the area using a rag lightly moistened with water. It should be dry before attempting to remove scratches.
- Buy a stain pen available at home improvement stores or hardware. Choose a colour that is closest to the hue of your floor.
- Apply the stain to the scratch.
- Wipe off residues using a clean cloth or rag.
For heavier and deeper dents
Unfortunately, heavy scratches, gouges and dents can also occur on your parquet floors. When this happens, do the following:
- Get a wood filler from any home improvement store. It should be the same colour as your parquet floor or get the closest match.
- Use your finger to fill the hole on the floor.
- Grab a putty knife, scraper or spatula to scrape off excess wood filler.
- Let it dry for at least 15 to 20 minutes.
- Buy fine sand paper and after the area has dried, lighty rub in circular motion. Use gentle movements to prevent making new scratches on the floor.
- Use a damp cloth to rub off excess wood filler.
It is very easy to learn how to remove parquet scratches. In addition to the above methods, you can also maintain your floor by regularly cleaning it with products specifically meant for this type of flooring. Also, the lightest of scratches can disappear easily when you clean it with a wooden parquet cleaner and apply a coating of a re-finish product.