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Deep indentations in the floor parquet

Hello all,

Living in Geneva here,

Have a RC insurance

Was moving a furniture in a room, didn't realize a peace of metal was under it, result: the floor is damage with some indentations.

Attaching a pic for reference,

Was wondering if it is something easy to repair by myself, or best to call the insurance

I am complete layman in this, don't know the name of the floor, etc.
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Old 02.08.2020, 21:03
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Re: Deep indentations in the floor parquet

Call insurance.
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Re: Deep indentations in the floor parquet

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Hello all,

Living in Geneva here,

Have a RC insurance

Was moving a furniture in a room, didn't realize a peace of metal was under it, result: the floor is damage with some indentations.

Attaching a pic for reference,

Was wondering if it is something easy to repair by myself, or best to call the insurance

I am complete layman in this, don't know the name of the floor, etc.
Thats looks bad. Only an expert could fix that.Most likely will be replaced-the whole floor. Big costs and hopefully covered by insurance
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Old 03.08.2020, 09:42
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Hello all,

Living in Geneva here,

Have a RC insurance

Was moving a furniture in a room, didn't realize a peace of metal was under it, result: the floor is damage with some indentations.

Attaching a pic for reference,

Was wondering if it is something easy to repair by myself, or best to call the insurance

I am complete layman in this, don't know the name of the floor, etc.
Yes call insurance. Most likely file off top and reseal the whole surface.
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Old 03.08.2020, 09:56
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Re: Deep indentations in the floor parquet

Have exactly the same problem. Was horrified to see lots of scratches under a sofa that had a 'middle leg' that has bent and badly scratched the wood.

I have a policy with Mobiliere and they said it wasn't covered.

As you can't normally see the scratch (and I own the flat) I'm being an ostrich about the problem for the time being.

Would like to hear how you progress.
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Old 03.08.2020, 12:36
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Have exactly the same problem. Was horrified to see lots of scratches under a sofa that had a 'middle leg' that has bent and badly scratched the wood.

I have a policy with Mobiliere and they said it wasn't covered.

As you can't normally see the scratch (and I own the flat) I'm being an ostrich about the problem for the time being.

Would like to hear how you progress.
It's not covered because you own the flat.
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Re: Deep indentations in the floor parquet

We have the same problem. Moved into an apartment with high rent but incredibly cheap floors, even my nail can leave a scratch like that. Have insurance...but not sure if it will cover such damage.

We've decided that we are just never going to move so we don't have to deal with giving the landlord the entirety of our savings.
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We have the same problem. Moved into an apartment with high rent but incredibly cheap floors, even my nail can leave a scratch like that. Have insurance...but not sure if it will cover such damage.

We've decided that we are just never going to move so we don't have to deal with giving the landlord the entirety of our savings.
LOL That's one solution.
The other is - if one can live with the scratches - to just leave it until moving out. By then the floor has lost in value = the part you're paying is less or nothing.
OP's floor looks like Laminat to me - I could be wrong of course.
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Yes call insurance. Most likely file off top and reseal the whole surface.
File off depends on how thick the parket is. In this case they are deep scratches. Unlikely to file off
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Old 03.08.2020, 16:12
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Re: Deep indentations in the floor parquet

This looks like "oak" plywood parket, about 10mm thick, but the oak cover is normaly only 3mm maximum. This is to little to sand out these scratches. I think the only way out of this problem, is to replace the parket. Given the way the parket is layed (its not layed in the length), replacing is not so simple. If I was you I would wait with the repair, until you move out. Then you can ask a reduction of the costs (due to ware and tear) from the "regie", for the age of the parket.

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Re: Deep indentations in the floor parquet

French Polisher can do it in one day...he will fill with a mix of "two part" resin and oak sawdust to match...after will varnish to achieve the same tonality and then can be oiled with quick-drying oil... the UK price will be £500-750, in CH never contracted, even don't know how they call them...maybe someone can tell me?...
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Re: Deep indentations in the floor parquet

Best case you can sand it out, at around 40chf per sqrm worst case you need to replace all damaged stabs and sand the whole room to avoid color mismatch. If it is new and owner has some reserve you may only replace it
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It's not covered because you own the flat.

In that case, put a carpet over it.
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Re: Deep indentations in the floor parquet

Thank you everyone.

I went to Migros Micasa and they told they don't have this kind of bois.

It seems the best to call the insurance then. I just don't know if I should do it now, or like Big Mara and other suggested, wait until I leave. Because I might not stay very long in this apartment.
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