How to repair a parquet floor

Even if you handle your parquet floor very carefully, it can even lead to a deep scratch or damage in the parquet. You can read about how best to repair them here.

Parquet floors can also be repaired at certain points

A deep scratch in the parquet or a quirk caused by a dropped object are very annoying - and are usually immediately noticeable. They can be repaired in most cases but quite easy.

Even with heavily damaged parquet, sanding and re-sealing usually help you to get it done - but it takes a bit of skill and experience, especially for sanding, to get a really clean result. In case of doubt, you should better leave such comprehensive and large-scale repairs to specialized companies.

Step by step Removing scratches and quirks

  • Sand paper
  • Fillers
  • possibly parquet oil
  • small spatula
  • small, fireproof vessel
  • lighter
  • clear varnish pen

1. Exposing the damage

If it is only a single damage, grind the damaged one Carefully remove the site and its immediate surroundings until the sealant layer is completely removed.

In any case, the area you are sanding should have a regular shape, so that the repair afterwards is even less visible. Only if the soil is often damaged will you have to sand down the entire floor. Vorbereit 2. Preparing the wax

Deep scratches and quirks are usually filled with liquid wax. First use a lighter to melt the wax in a refractory container.

By mixing the wax you can influence the color of the filling. Mix until you have reached the right shade exactly, so that the repair is no longer visible. Auf 3. Filling the scratch or quench

Carefully pour the liquid, mixed wax into the damaged area until it is completely filled. You can also help with a small spatula on the edges - but do it carefully, because the semi-liquid wax will not spread properly anymore.

Then use the small spatula again at the end to provide a very smooth surface of the padding.

4. Sealing

When the filling wax has set, you can re-seal the floor. This is best done with a clear coat pen, if it is a small damage. Of course, if the entire floor has been repaired, you will need to apply a completely new, full-surface sealer.

For oiled floors, you can simply re-oil the repaired and sanded area.

Tips & TricksSmoothing the entire floor can also remove bumps and discoloration, and is therefore often advisable in heavily damaged floors. Afterwards, the parquet floor often looks like new again.

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