Repairing Scratches On Oiled Wood Floors

5103If you are looking for means of repairing scratches on oiled floors, the chances are you have spent in a nice new hardwood flooring and had a little”accident”. Alternately, scratches could be caused by easy wear and tear. The approach you choose to repairing the scratches on your own oiled flooring will depend to a large degree on the degree of the scratching.

If you’ve got an overall protection of”wear and tear” scratches on your own oiled floor, there is very little point in tackling these using a floor pencil or a wax stick. What you may have to believe about is a complete re-sand and re-finish. If it does happen which you need to re-sand and re-finish your floor, then you are going to have to think carefully about whether that is a job you wish to tackle on a DIY basis or whenever you would like to call in the professionals.

Complete, wooden floors re-sand and re-finish is not a quick job and has to be planned. If you’re planning to take on this job yourself, then there are a few things that you should keep in mind.

Select a range of sandpaper from thick, 40 grit, through to nice, which may be anything up to 120 grit.

Ensure you remove all the furniture and soft furnishings from your room because trimming is messy. Take care when you remove your furniture to not drag it because this could cause even more considerable damage.

As soon as you have the space completely empty, make certain there are no nails or staples standing proud of your flooring.

Start to sand, with the heaviest grit and re-do the floor, working with a finer grit each time (apply the exact same rule to the edges if you’re using an edging sander).

When you’ve finished sanding, then vacuum up all of the dust that has accumulated on the ground, particularly between any gaps in the boards.

Leave sufficient time between sanding and oiling to be certain any airborne dust has settled and has been cleared away before moving on to the next stage.

Should you have to fix the odd random scratch on an oiled flooring, you can buy a floor pen or a wax stick out of your floor provider or any good DIY shop. Floor pens come in a selection of wood colours and wax sticks can be softened and used as a filler for deeper scratches. Both of these will do the trick to disguise scratches which aren’t too excessive or too wide-spread.

Clean Hardwood Floors Tips

Best Ways to Clean Your Hardwood Floors

-Prep your floor for cleaning by sweeping or dust-mopping to get rid of large particles of dirt and debris.
-Use a pH neutral cleaner that will be gentle on your hardwood floors.
-Use a fine spray mist to clean your floor in sections. Avoid putting too much liquid on your floors.
-Use a microfiber mop to clean. Traditional mops can work, but they can leave excess water on your floors.
-Skip using white vinegar and water to clean your floors. Using a specially formulated hardwood floor care cleaner is a smart way to maintain the beauty and look of your floors.

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TOP 10 HARDEST WOODS

TOP 10 HARDEST WOODS

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1. Quebracho – From the Spanish “quebrar hacha,” which literally means
“axe breaker.” Aptly named, wood in the Schinopsis genus is among the
heaviest and hardest in the world.
2. Lignum Vitae -Widely accepted as the hardest wood in the world–this
wood has been listed as an endangered species and is listed in CITES.
Consider Verawood as a very close substitute.
3. Gidgee – This Australian endemic is both very heavy and very strong.
Some pieces are dark enough to be used as an ebony substitute: one that’s
even harder than the original article.
4. Snakewood – It’s easy to see what makes Snakewood so unique–its patterns
and markings resemble the skin of a snake. Limited supply and high demand
make this one of the most expensive woods on eart.
5. Verawood – Sometimes called Argentine Lignum Vitae, this wood is a gem:
inexpensive, great olive-green color, beautiful feathery grain pattern, and
it takes a great natural polish on the lathe.
6. Camelthorn – Formerly classified as a member of the Acacia genus, this
south African hardwood is a tough customer. The wood is stubbornly hard,
and the tree is protected by giant sharp thorns.
7. African Blackwood – In some parts of the world, this wood has achieved
an almost legendary status. Historical evidence points to this wood
(rather than Diospyros spp.) being the original “ebony.”
8. Black Ironwood – Pieces are very seldom seen for sale, as this tree is
too small to produce commercially viable lumber. Like the unrelated
Desert Ironwood, Black Ironwood is an excellent choice for small
turning projects.
9. Katalox / Wamara – Some pieces can be just about a dark as true ebony,
while others are a more reddish brown with black streaks. So much depth
in the Swartzia genus, there’s something for everyone!
10. Cebil- Also known as Curupay or by the exaggerated name Patagonian
Rosewood, Cebil is not a true rosewood. It has a highly variable streaked
appearance not too unlike Goncalo Alves.

Wooden floor repair services

We can give you a estimate over the phone or via email if you have the dimensions, as We work on a rate per sq meter or sq yard the estimate will allow for minor repairs,sanding and finishing with three coats of varnish.
If the price quoted seems reasonable, We will then visit your home to look at the floor and discuss your thoughts, concerns and ideas for the project.
We will then send you a written estimate or email you an estimate for the work.
If you would like to go ahead We will give you a date on which We will hope to start your room. We do not charge for my estimates or advice.

If you have a floor in need of some care and attention, please contact us for a no-obligation quote.

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