How to Fix a Dent in a Hardwood Floor


Hardwood floors look gorgeous in homes. Hardwood floors can get dents or depressions from a heavy object such as furniture or an appliance. A dent can be quite unsightly. If you have a dent or depression in your hardwood floor, it can be fixed.

  • Sand the dent or depression with a medium grit sandpaper down to the bare wood. Sand the dent about to about ¼ of an inch or less around the dent or depression.

  • Cut 4 to 6 pieces of cotton fabric to the size or depression in the hardwood floor. Be sure to use cotton that is white or no color.

  • Wet the cotton with plain water. The fabric should be slightly more than damp, but not dripping wet. Place dry towels next to the wet fabric to protect the surrounding floor.

  • Place a hot iron on top of the wet cotton. The iron should be set to the highest setting. Leave the iron in place for about 3 to 5 minutes. Remove the fabric pieces to see if the dent has raised up to be flush with the rest of the hardwood floor. If the dent has not raised up enough, repeat the process until the dent or depression is gone. After the dent or depression is gone, allow the floor to dry overnight, sand with a fine grit sandpaper and apply a coat of floor wax.

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