Fixing Scratches In Your Hardwood Flooring

No matter how hard you try to protect your new hardwood flooring, it’s inevitable that eventually, you’re going to get a few scratches in it. When this happens, you may feel like your floor is ruined but this isn’t the case. There are a few things you can do to make those scratches disappear.

The first thing you want to do with any of these fixes is clean the scratched area with a microfiber cloth. Once that’s done, you have several options, depending on the deepness of the scratch and your personal preferences.


For very shallow scratches or just scratches you want to mask without filling in, it’s easy to find wood repair markers in a similar shade to your flooring. These simply stain the wood that’s been revealed by the scratch and make it less noticeable.


For deeper scratches, you can find wax sticks in either clear or a color resembling your flooring at many home improvement stores. Run the wax over the scratch, making sure every nook and cranny is filled. You might need to wedge some into the scratch to make sure it all becomes sealed. After the wax is dry, buff it flush to the flooring so it blends right in.

Protective Coating

If you’re looking to fill in and cover shallow scratches, use a small brush to apply a protective coating like a sealant, shellac, wax, or varnish. If your flooring has a specific coating on it already and you want to ask the professionals about what the best course of action is, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’ll help you make the right decision in making your flooring good as new.


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