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Old 05-01-2018, 10:20 PM   #1
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I just moved into my first home and used a swiffer bissle steamboost steamer mop on the wood floor.

The floor now looks like it has circular dents all throughout. I'm at a complete loss. I had spot tested an area but it didn't damage so I did the entire floor I guess the mop wasn't hot or I was going to slow. I'm extremely saddened, at first I was angry now I'm crying because I don't know what to do and if the floors can be fixed- it looks really really bad, ans it's basically every inch almost every plank looks like this...the apartment is only 325sq ft.

Any help on what I can do to fix this is appreciated. I'm literally hysterical I don't think I can look at this floor every day. I can't believe I ruined the floor trying to clean it.
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Old 05-01-2018, 10:50 PM   #2
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Is this a solid wood flooring, or a thin laminate?

Looks like you might have blistered the plastic coating on a laminate, but it is hard to tell with just one small area picture.



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We do need to know the type of flooring. Laminate will die when water is introduced. I would not use a steamer on hardwood floors of any kind. Wider shot pictures surely would help us. IMO, these look like chair leg impressions that may have been exacerbated by the introduction of moisture. I don't think the steamer did these holes, but I do think it made them pronounced.
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Those look like dents. High heels maybe? I can't see how those could have been caused by a steam mop.
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Well as a tenant, your first call should be to the landlord. Explain what you did. He may have some options for you. If it is true hardwood flooring, it could be sanded and refinished. Not a fun project while someone is living in the house. Or maybe its time for a few area rugs.
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Water or steam can be used to raise dents back to flat. these dents were there before the cleaning was done.
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