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Old 06.04.2013, 14:00
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Repairing Hardwood Floor Scratches

OK so first of all I am living with a Lab.

He is very well trained, never runs in the house and he is not hyper. In US, the floors of our house was covered with carpets, so he is not used to hardwood flooring yet. He is slipping easily and falling Anytime this happens, you can see another scratch on the floor.

I just wanted to ask if any of you now a product or any tips that I can use to make them less visible, maybe after a proper sanding?

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Re: Repairing Hardwood Floor Scratches

Is your floor real solid hardwood or parkett? If parkett, what type, and how thick is the top wood piece?

What type of finish - oil, wax, other? That might affect what products should be used.

Read hardwood can be sanded, some kinds of parkett can be sanded once or twice but no more.

So - a bit more info, and perhaps we can better help you.

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Area rugs. Everywhere. Saves a bundle on repairing or replacing the floor on move out. And less slippery for our wobblier four footed friends.
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Re: Repairing Hardwood Floor Scratches

Umm, let me attach a photo.

I believe it is hardwood, and wax finishing but I am not sure.
You are correct about area rugs, I could not think about this much damage
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Re: Repairing Hardwood Floor Scratches

You need to talk to your landlord, many contracts say you must not sand it without permission. The reason is if every tenant sands the floor, it would become thinner and the life span would be reduced from 20 years to maybe only 5 years.

Buy some Kiwi shoe polish, light tan to mid brown, rub it in and polish it. Scratches disappear!

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You need to talk to your landlord, many contracts say you must not sand it without permission. The reason is if every tenant sands the floor, it would become thinner and the life span would be reduced from 20 years to maybe only 5 years.

Buy some Kiwi shoe polish, light tan to mid brown, rub it in and polish it. Scratches disappear!

Thank you very very much!
I will definitely try that!!
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Re: Repairing Hardwood Floor Scratches

Forget about the scratches until you move out.

Go for carpets, look for the type which dog hair can be easily removed from, and get a good vacuum.

The carpets will help your dog from slipping and prevent further damage.

Most carpets require anti slip underneath unless they already have an anti slip backing.

I have two large pieces of anti slip if you need. Just send me a PM.

The appearance of the floors can be dealt with then. Just be sure you have insurance in place.
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Re: Repairing Hardwood Floor Scratches

We have called Zurich Connect to get a liability insurance for the flat. They told us that they could not offer that insurance for us, because of our L-permits. (My husband has just started to work in ETH as a researcher)

I just wanted to ask you if any of you know a company which offers a liability insurance under this condition?

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Re: Repairing Hardwood Floor Scratches

Cute dog! I think he even feels sorry for the damage he caused
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Re: Repairing Hardwood Floor Scratches

Hey, weren't you the one with the 'last minute surprise'? Glad to see you got him over here!!
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We have called Zurich Connect to get a liability insurance for the flat. They told us that they could not offer that insurance for us, because of our L-permits. (My husband has just started to work in ETH as a researcher)

I just wanted to ask you if any of you know a company which offers a liability insurance under this condition?


I have never heard of this before. I will make an inquiry with one of my colleagues and send you a PM with contact details.
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Re: Repairing Hardwood Floor Scratches

So what kind of floor is that then... did you find out?
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Re: Repairing Hardwood Floor Scratches

how was it fixed?
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