One of the beauties of engineered wood flooring is that in many cases, if your engineered wood does get scratched, it adds more character to your floor. Building up marks and scratches over time can further enhance the unique appearance - in fact, many people buy flooring in this style for that exact reason!
That’s not for everyone though, and some remedies are possible, although we do recommend the following to be carried out by a professional:
- It’s possible to remove scratches on your floor by lightly sanding the area and re-varnishing or waxing in your chosen colour and finish. However, we suggest you seek guidance from a specialist company before attempting such repairs.
- If you have oiled engineered wood flooring, you often don’t even need to sand a scratch, as reapplying oil should fix the problem in most cases. Suitable oil should be sourced – be aware that varying shine finishes could result in a patchy appearance.
- For a lacquered floor, you’ll have to follow the process we outlined above, and lightly sand the area before re-finishing. Remember to wipe away any dust with a clean, dry cloth before applying your finish. Find yourself a suitable lacquer – be aware that lacquer varies in colour and different shine finishes on oiled engineered wood flooring could result in a patchy appearance.
- Even if there’s significant damage, all is not lost. Although not ideal, it’s certainly possible to replace individual engineered wood planks, even in the middle of the room. We’d recommend storing any spare boards for this reason.
- To rejuvenate your floor, it is possible to lightly sand and re-finish the entire floor with fresh oil or lacquer.