spot treating

How to treat worn spots on your hardwood floors

Solid Wood Flooring Repair by DIY Parquetry & CorkWhat do you do when your lovely hardwood floor has worn spot? Maybe it’s in a high traffic area or a spot where you have been repeatedly been wheeling office chair and it has rubbed away the shiny finish off your floor.

For worn spot on your hardwood floor, the answer is to fix that area. Replacing an entire floor is not economical and not needed with hardwood flooring. Why would you do that when only a portion of your floor is worn out? Spot treating your floor may seem hard at first but it’s a good alternative to a whole floor refinishing. You’ll realise it’s an easy thing too!

Here’s how to spot treat on your floor:

  • Sand the area. Usea flexible kind of sandpaper. Make sure to sand with the grain and not against it. Sand at least 3cm around the worn out area as well. This will help remove built in dirt in the area.
  • Stain the area. Try out a few stains to get a closer match. It might not be a match but choose a colour that is closest to your floor colour. Apply a 3cm layer of stain in the area and let it dry. Don’t apply too much because you might have to sand it out if it’s too dark.
  • Finish with polyurethane. Once the applied stain is dryyou can apply polyurethane. When applying it be careful. There is no room for mistakes at this stage. Use a foam brush and apply the polyurethane in a thin coat. Let it dry.

Spot treating

Spot treating is a good option, but only if you have one or two worn out areas.The changes in colour are usually not noticeable but if your floor has too many worn areas, spot treating will give your floor a leopard print look. It might be best to consider sanding and re-staining the entire floor or take the plunge and replace it with a new one.

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