STEP #5: Cover Scratches
Covering and concealing scratches that remain after dry and wet mopping is all part of the cleaning process. Take a crayon that is the color of your wood floor and rub it on the scratch to fill in the scratch or gap. If you don’t have crayons on hand, you can visit your local hardware store and ask a flooring expert to help you pick out a wood crayon specifically designed for filling in wood floor scratches. Be sure to bring in a sample or picture of your wood floors so you can make an exact color match!
After you fill in the gap with your wood crayon, turn a blow dryer on high and use it to heat the area where you applied the crayon. Lastly, buff the area with a soft cloth.
STEP #6: Preventative Protection
Prevent dirt build-up and further damage to your newly cleaned wood floors. Place mats inside doorways and also on the outside of doors to diminish the potential for tracking in any dirt and moisture. Avoid scuffs and scratches by placing floor protectors under furniture or by using floor runners and large area rugs in high-traffic areas like hallways and living rooms.
Using these easy steps and knowing the best way to clean wood floors will keep your family’s wood floors looking beautiful for years to come!