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Forum topic by trsnider posted 02-14-2022 02:48 AM 396 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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trsnider

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02-14-2022 02:48 AM

Yeah it’s a bit off topic. Some sand/grit got under the base of the recliner and left some deep indentations in the engineered wood floor. Trying to raise them with an iron had no effect probably because of the finish. Are there any other ways to repair the floor? Removal and replacement would be the extreme of course.
Thanks!


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#1 posted 02-14-2022 09:11 AM

I don’t think there is any way to raise those indentations so that they disappear. I find things like that annoying, too, but sometimes you just have to accept that damage has occurred and live with it. On more than one occasion I have found that my “fixes” have ended up making a problem worse rather than better, and I think that applies here. If the top layer of the engineered floor was thick enough, you could carefully sand those indentations out, but then you would need to re-stain and you would likely end up with a noticeable circular spot of a slightly different color and sheen which would draw attention to the problem. Wish I could offer more helpful advice, other than to not make it worse, but I think that is where you are at. Maybe it’s time to rearrange the furniture slightly or invest in an area rug.

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#2 posted 02-14-2022 10:58 AM

I am with Kudzu on this, I think you will need to embrace the new scratches and live with them. There are probably more to come at some point in the future anyway. I always save a few leftover planks for a just in case repair but never have needed them.

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#3 posted 02-14-2022 01:05 PM

Yep that’s what I figured. Too bad we didn’t notice them as they were happening.
“ embrace the scratches “

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#4 posted 02-15-2022 10:00 AM

You might try a damp rag and smoothing iron on it.
Try first in a spot not visible to see the effect on the finish.

-- Sylvain, Brussels, Belgium, Europe - The more I learn, the more there is to learn (and that is nice)

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#5 posted 02-15-2022 05:37 PM

As I said I did that 1st. No effect

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#6 posted 02-15-2022 06:01 PM

Makes me think back to a couple that installed Heart Pine flooring salvaged from an old mill. It looked beautiful. The week after it was done they had party to show off the new floor. Heart Pine is on the softer side of wood. They said a “large woman” had spike heels on. The next day the rising sun showed hundreds of divots in the new floor and they could have cried.

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