Treating Scratches on Wooden Floors
The most important thing to do about scratches is to find out what caused them and take preventative measures. Scuffing or high traffic wear areas mean gritty shoes or dirty floors. A throw rug may be needed to protect from further damage. You can treat lightly scratched areas, which have not been worn down to the raw wood, by buffing. This will shine up the area and match the sheen of the rest of the floor, making the damage less obvious. Several manufacturers offer their floor finish in aerosol cans. This can be used if the finish is wearing thin. Don’t forget to read the directions thoroughly.
A deep scratch or gouge is not as easy to repair therefore we recommend consulting a professional when the damage exposes the bare wood.