I am hoping someone on this forum may be able to advise me on how to go about removing the stain on my wood flooring. I live in an apartment in NYC and I was testing different methods to clean my outdoor cushions. I laid a tarp down in my living room and began cleaning the cushion with an oxiclean solution – and lots of it because the cushion kept absorbing all the cleaning solution. I give up, and rest the cushion on my deck to dry. Due to the rain fall we have been having I decide to move the cushion in doors to finish drying. I place it at the bottom of my stairs. 12 hours later I go to move the cushion and THIS! (see photo) I dropped to my knees in shock. The chemical reaction between the oxiclean and water ruined my flooring! It looks like its a surface stain (when I poke at it with a knife I do see fresh wood under it). I have more marks around my apartment (from moving the cushion around) but they just looked like dirt stains (my landlord probably won’t notice those). HELP!
Things I might try:
3% Hydrogen Peroxide + sponge (let peroxide sit on the stain for 1 hr + then scrub)
100 grit sand paper
That is laminate flooring. Do not scrape, gouge or use sandpaper to try and remove whatever it is. You may be successful in using products like Oops to remove it. Do a small place and let us know if successful.
Any idea how the flooring is finished ? Is it something like engineered hardwood with a factory finish? Is it an old house with original wood flooring an maybe wax or maybe a urethane finish ?
I have engineered hardwood which has 7 coats of factory applied UV cured urethane. I have found that the green side of a kitchen Scotchbrite pad is just hard enough to remove a surface stain with negligible removal of the finish (yellow side does nothing). Its worth a try, but really, I think you removed the finish --- but I am not there to see it.
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