Removing Scratches on Engineered Wood Flooring

Fix Scratches on Engineered Wood Flooring with Mikasa Floors

Engineered wood flooring, an affordable alternative to solid wood flooring, has a thin wood veneer surface and HDF (High Density Fiberboard) core. The best part is you can sand and refinish most engineered wood flooring products to revive back their appearance. Engineered wood flooring is generally a better option compared to laminates due to their exquisiteness and durability. When it comes to engineered wood flooring options, you are literally spoilt for choice. Mikasa has over 100 different types of engineered wood flooring products, with warranties of up to 30 years. The qualities of the products notwithstanding, a scratch may still happen, and when it does, you better know how to fix it. On that note, we present a brief guide to remove scratches from your engineered wood floors. Read on.

Have The Required Tools

There is a range of kits you can buy to repair your engineered wood floors. As the flooring material is made of different layers of wood that are glued together, continuous sanding and varnishing may not be possible. In order to fix the scratches, you need to buy a wax-based kit with a color closest to that of your floor. Also, ensure you have protective gloves with you.

Prepare Your Floor

Before you start preparing the floor, wear gloves to protect your hands against chemicals. Clean the target area and an extra foot from the target area with a damp sponge to prevent dust from getting in the way. Wait until the floor is completely dry. Using a soft cloth, gently apply some rubbing alcohol into the scratched area. Dip a cotton swab in alcohol and rub it just over the scratched area until completely clean.

Mix The Wax

Mix the wax according to the directions provided on the repair kit. If you have to add the color yourself, do so by adding little amounts at a time, mix the contents as you compare the color of the mixture to that of the floor until you attain the correct shade.

Fix The Scratch

Now you have to get the wax completely into the scratch using a putty knife. A plastic putty knife is particularly ideal since it is less likely to create additional scratches in case your hand slips. Use the knife to scrape enough wax to fill the scratch. Now apply the wax carefully to the target area at a diagonal angle to help push the wax deeper into the scratch and fill it completely. Obviously, you will realize that the repaired surface is not completely smooth. Use a clean, dry, soft cloth to buff the area until it shines like the other parts of the floor. Be sure to buff lightly; otherwise, you could pull off some wax and end up starting over again.

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Wrap Up

Selecting a good quality engineered wood flooring material is a crucial part of the entire installation.  The durability of engineered wood flooring varies according to the quality of the product and the brand behind it. Mikasa, India’s leading engineered flooring brand, boasts the most extensive collection of engineered wood flooring products by any brand in India. If you’re looking for top quality engineered wood flooring products, look no further. For any inquiries about our engineered wood flooring materials and designs, you can write to us at info@mikasafloors.com or call us on +91 1800 833 0004.