How Do You Fix Soft Laminate Hardwood Floor Dents?

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How Do You Fix Soft Laminate Hardwood Floor Dents?

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Laminate floors—even those topped with hardwood veneer—can end up scratched and dented, because the material under the surface is softer than that of a solid hardwood floor. But unlike solid hardwood, you can’t strip, sand, and refinish laminate flooring. If your scratches or dents are very small and shallow, the fix is as simple as running a brown crayon over them. If it is a full-fledged dent or gouge, pick up some laminate repair putty at your home improvement store, and take the proper steps for repair. Use the steel wool to buff the dent, rubbing the inside and just around the edges. Buff it just enough to take the shine off the surface, making it dull and turning it a slightly milky color. (This will help the repair putty adhere to the surface.) Dab a clean cloth in rubbing alcohol. Use the cloth to thoroughly clean in and around the dent, taking up any dust left from the steel wool buffing and cleaning any grime or dirt around the area. Use the alcohol at full strength so it

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