A furniture delivery guy left some light abrasion marks (streaks) on
our new hardwood floor. The marks really aren't deep, but they are
just enough that they jump out in the glare of the window reflection
on the floor.
Is there any way to fix this?
Thanks in advance,
On Jan 16, 4:25 pm, email@example.com wrote:
First, how bad is it really? Are they just rub marks or is the floor
actually indented and/or scratched?
I have had stuff dragged across my floor that left rub marks that
initially looked like scratches. But they literally came right out
with some lemon oil and the floor was good as new afterwards. Don't
assume the worst right off the bat.
If the floor is really damaged, I would still evaluate how bad you
think it is. My guess is that because it's a new floor, any little
ding seems like the end of the world to you. I've gone through this
myself plenty of times now. But look at any old hardwood floor (you
know, the kind that has "character") and ask yourself how it got that
way. There will be many, many scuff marks like this over the years
and if you freak out every single time, you will drive yourself and
everybody else around you insane. And you will have a house that
looks like a showroom, not a home. You may as well just put the clear
plastic covers on the furniture right now.
If they're actual scuffs but they're not deep, you might be able to
just get a wood scratch repair product and fix them that way. I've
done this too; those products work pretty well for light scratches and
scuffs and you can get them at any grocery store.
If it is really worse than that, then I would call the delivery people
and make them fix it. Don't try to fix it yourself if it's beyond a
very light scuff or scratch; you want to preserve it so they see how
bad it is.
But my experience in dealing with any company over something like this
is that it's usually more trouble than it's worth, and in the end,
they will do the minimum required until you go away and they will take
six months to do even that much. So I wouldn't go that route unless
it's pretty obvious and pretty bad.
It's best to either fix it yourself if you can, or just do your best
and then don't worry so much about it.
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