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Stains on Timber Floors

Stains on Timber Floors

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Both engineered timber and solid hardwood are long lasting floor options. But of course like any floor they are not immune to stains and other damage. Stains or superfical damage on the wooden floor will not affect the function or lifespan of the floor, only the appearance. Often these can be removed with the right technique.

Ink and dye stains
A mixture of bicabonate of soda and vinegar, make a paste, will often remove these stains. Apply the bicarb paste and leave it for a few minutes. Then rub it gently with a sponge and wipe clean with a damp cloth.

Permanent Marker
Isopropyl alcohol will remove many makers from pens Use a damp rag or white paper towel to rub and clean the stain.
Hand sanitizer gel will also work on many pen and ink stains.

Food
Use a solution of warm water and dish detergent to clean the stain. Clean with a damp sponge and wipe clean. Make sure he floor is left dry.

Nail polish
Dish detergent in warm water should remove nail polish.
Acetone will also remove nail polish, but it risks causing damage to the floor.

Urine from Pets of infants.
Use a 5% phenol solution to clean the stain . This both removes the odour and sanitizes the area.

General
A magic eraser (melamine block) is very slightly abrasive and will effectively remove some stains.

Never use anything too abrasive on the floor. This risks damaging the surface.

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Scratches and dents are a little more serious than surface stains. Polishing will remove some light scratches. More serious scratching and dents will require the floor to be re-sanded.

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