There are a lot of different kinds of hardwood floor stains and each type has a different remedy. But it is not as difficult to repair the wood as you might think. It takes the right tools and some elbow grease and your floor will be beautiful and shiny once again.
Hardwood Floor Stains
When you have hardwood floor stains on your gorgeous flooring you’ll be tempted to just put a rug on it and pretend it never happened. There is a better way. You can restore it to like new condition with the right tools.
Water or Liquid Stains
Milk or water stains will leave a white ring on the floor if they aren’t wiped up immediately. The white ring can be removed with some patience, steel wool and floor wax. Try #000 steel wool to rub the stain out using a generous portion of floor wax during the rubbing. If that fails, try #00 wool with mineral spirits then let the floor dry. With this 2nd method you will need to stain the area and re-wax.
Black scuff marks from shoes are usually easy to remove with a cleaner made for urethane floors. If they are particularly bad then buy the version of this cleaner that comes with a scrubbing pad.
Mold and Mildew
The bad news is, there is usually no way to rid yourself of mold or mildew in wood floors. Mold has tentacles that grow deep into the wood. Even if you clean it from the surface, it will quickly return. You will need to address the source of the moisture that’s feeding the mold and then replace the moldy floor boards.
For all of your flooring needs contact US Hardwood and Carpet. We can recommend a hardwood cleaning service to remove your hardwood floor stains professionally.