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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:49 pm 
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Hi,
I have a floating wood floor. I put a plastic mat on top of it to prevent wheel mark from an office chair. Instead of the desired effect, the corner of the plastic mat "scratch" the wood. Here is a view of it
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I would really appreciate of you could suggest a "simple" solution. Please keep in mind that I am not an expert, I don't have all the tools in the world.

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is it printed paper laminate or solid layer wood ??
looks beyond repair to me you may be able to swap for new planks assuming you have or can get spares and you can unclick it easily

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Looks like it has rubbed off the finish. Does the colour get darker if you wet that area? Wipe with with some meths and see what happens.


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big-all wrote:
is it printed paper laminate or solid layer wood ??
looks beyond repair to me you may be able to swap for new planks assuming you have or can get spares and you can unclick it easily


I it is solid layer wood.

I check rapidly for instruction to replace a plank, and it look beyond my capacity at this point. Maybe there are easier trick than the youtube video that I watched. If so I would really appreciate a pointer.

Thanks for taking the time to look at my problem and suggesting solution.


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you will only ever reduce the visual effect between slightly to quite a bit
i suggest you examine you chair as that damage has been caused by a point off some sort not a plastic mat unless it is ingrained with say grit

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Did you do the test I suggested? If it is only the finish that is rubbed off you might be able to repair without replacing the planks.



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Rorschach wrote:
Did you do the test I suggested? If it is only the finish that is rubbed off you might be able to repair without replacing the planks.

I just did the test. I went from being noticeable at 3 meter, to noticeable at 1 meter. The area went darker. There is still a shallow groove that the color won't solve. Because of the angle it will be noticeable. Should I look for wood filler? How easy is it to match wood filler to the actual color of the floor?

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big-all wrote:
you will only ever reduce the visual effect between slightly to quite a bit
i suggest you examine you chair as that damage has been caused by a point off some sort not a plastic mat unless it is ingrained with say grit

The plastic mat had a weird edge effect that caused the mark you see.

Do you mean that I will only worsen the situation when you say "slightly to quite a bit"?

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any repair will be difficult to disguise as you have pot marks
also any filler or finish may attract and reflect the light differently :dunno:
what i am really saying is you will not hide the repairs just reduce there visual impact from a not very well covered up to a possible to a not good but acceptable level for an office but not a living room situation

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Have a look at this video which might help https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wF7VFx6Djmg

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Ok if the colour changed that means that the finish is worn away. My first attempt at a repair then would be to use a coloured wax stick to fill the holes followed by a clear wax on the top. It will not be perfect but it might be good enough. It will only cost a few £ to do, take only a minutes and will cause no permanent damage.



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you need to remove what has actually caused the damage from the situation otherwise the damage will continue
suspect the chair without the mat would cause less overall damage

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big-all wrote:
you need to remove what has actually caused the damage from the situation otherwise the damage will continue
suspect the chair without the mat would cause less overall damage

I removed the chair and the mat. They are not going back there.


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Rorschach wrote:
Ok if the colour changed that means that the finish is worn away. My first attempt at a repair then would be to use a coloured wax stick to fill the holes followed by a clear wax on the top. It will not be perfect but it might be good enough. It will only cost a few £ to do, take only a minutes and will cause no permanent damage.

Is it possible to refinish with oil, or the same finish, whatever it is (how can I find out)?

There was no was at my hardware store, just mastic or different colors. I will give it a try.


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You might have trouble colour matching with oils or varnish, the manufacturer would likely have used a 2 part expoy or a UV curing varnish. The method I suggest is cheap and easy to do but more importantly easy to remove if you need to.


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