Posts Tagged ‘scratches on wood floor’

Which Hardwood Floor Hides Wear and Tear?

Monday, April 1st, 2019

Any kind of hardwood floors will bring beauty to your home, but certain species and colors will hide any normal wear and tear better than others. So, what hardwood floor color will hide wear and tear best?

The best stain color to hide wear and tear

Light-colored hardwood floors will always hide any dents and scratches the best. Since scratches are usually light colored, they blend right into the floors, and are not as noticeable. With dark colored hardwood floors, the light color of the scratches stands out. Other characteristics that hide wear and tear are hand-scraped flooring, and floors with no glossy sheen.

Hand-scraped flooring already has a ‘wear and tear’ look to it. It is made to look older, distressed and worn. Because of this, any nicks or scratches you may cause to your floors will be hidden even more.

Hardwood floors with little to no gloss sheen, such as matte hardwood floors, are also better at hiding wear and tear. The higher the gloss, the more likely it will show any nicks and scratches.

Hardwood floor type and stains to consider

To make it a little easier, here are some hardwood floor species that would be best to cover wear and tear:

  • Birch Natural
  • Hickory Natural
  • Maple Natural

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How To Keep Furniture from Scratching a Wood Floor

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Wood floors and nice furniture are two things that just seem to go together. The only place they clash, however, is on the floor itself. The last thing you want to find when you’re moving the couch is that the legs of couch have scratched your nice hardwood floors. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to prevent your furniture from scratching the wood floor.


Area Rugs

Putting furniture on top of an area rug is an easy way to prevent scratches. You can also get creative by choosing a rug that fits the décor and aesthetic of the room.


Some pieces of furniture such as cabinets or entertainment units often have wheels to making moving them easier. Wheeled furniture is less likely scratch the floor, but can still leave marks. Non-marking rubber balls or ball wheels are the best choices to reduce the likelihood of scratching.

Furniture Pads

Furniture pads go under the feet or corners of a piece of furniture to provide a cushion between the furniture and the floor. You can even slide the furniture around on the pads without picking it up. You can either buy furniture pads or make your own out of old blankets or other thick fabric.

Lift, Don’t Push

If you need to move a piece of furniture, lift and carry it to its destination, rather than sliding it across the floor on its bare feet, which can easily scratch the floor. Make sure you have a helper when you’re moving bigger pieces of furniture.


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In addition, we are a recognized member of the National Wood Flooring Association, noted for our staff’s regular participation in continuing education programs on wood flooring. Our skilled and knowledgeable staff is proficient in new installation, refinishing, repairs, stain applications, oil and water base poly, and restorations. This expertise enables us to provide you, the customer, with the best results at an affordable price.

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