badly scratched floating floor

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  1. Fernfurn

    Fernfurn Well-Known Member

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    Just inspected one of my houses the (very good) tenants are leaving after five years and the floating floor inside the back door is extremely scratched and worn. I think these floors were only cheap and the wood pattern has actually worn off in a couple of small places. I rang a floor specialist who said the only remedy is to replace the boards. I dont think I have any of the same boards and the floor is about 12 years old so probably cant match it. Has anyone tried to repair a floating floor by cleaning the scratches so they are not black and painting the colours back into the worn spots? Maybe I could paint some clear varrnish over the area afterwards. Anyone else had this problem?
     
  2. D.T.

    D.T. Specialist Property Manager Business Member

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    At 12 years old i'd probably just replace it to be honest - how large of an area is it?
     
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  3. Tom Rivera

    Tom Rivera Property Manager Business Member

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    Can you get away with just doing that room/area in similar boards?
     
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    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    I'd be having a good hard look for the warranty and the purchase invoice. If it gave a lifetime warranty, then I'd be putting it back on the manufacturer. If not, do as per @D.T.
     
  5. Fernfurn

    Fernfurn Well-Known Member

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    spoke to the tenant and he thinks there are some spares in the garage so with a bit of luck, problem solved. I also had a look in Bunnings and they all seem to be the same thickness which was my main worry if I bought new ones, apart from matching the colour as I dont want to replace the whole ground floor
     
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