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Old 05-02-2010, 12:24 PM   #1
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Hi everyone Im new here freom NJ. Well need some help on two things. One to find out what type of floor I have and any advice of removing scratches? Here are some pics. Like I said Im pretty new and don't know much about wood floor except how to keep them clean using vinegar and water. Thnx for any help.
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Old 05-03-2010, 06:04 AM   #2
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I would never use water water on hardwod floors!!

Colored wax pencils for filling nail holes(MinWax or similar) work well on small scratches.

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Your floors are made from oak and appear to have urethane type finish!
I have the same type of floor and installed it myself!

I vacuum the floors and then use a 'Swiffer' to clean it!
This type of floor is very hardy and will last for years. One house that I had, the floors were like this and they were 75 years old, when I bought it!
I'm not an advocate of using water on hardwood, as it may cause staining and damage!
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Hi everyone Im new here freom NJ. Well need some help on two things. One to find out what type of floor I have and any advice of removing scratches? Here are some pics. Like I said Im pretty new and don't know much about wood floor except how to keep them clean using vinegar and water. Thnx for any help.
They(Minwax among others) have a product called, Hardwood Floor Cleaner. Lose the vinegar /water combo.
Easiest way to repair the scratch is to get a stain that matches and touch it up. Buy a few close matches and stain some oak for comparison. Scratches will suck up the stain(and leave a dark line), so treat it first with a wood conditioner. On the scrap piece first so you see how it comes out. The wood conditioner will restrict the amount of stain that gets absorbed so you will need to do multiple coats to get it to a close match. Follow the directions on the Wood Conditioner can.
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looks like a clear finish and by the scratch possibly not urethane but an acrylic finish. I would try two boards in a closet with one coat of clear satin polyurethane. let it dry for a day and see if the finish matches. I would stay away from stains. if the poly doesnt match you may need acrylic. how old is the floor? red oak by the way
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