Rings, spots, and stains on your hardwood floors happen, especially if you’ve got older floors of the previous owners didn’t care for them properly. However, you can remove the stains and get your floors looking as good as new again.
Can You Remove Stains on Hardwood Floors?
Yes, you can, but whether or not you’re able to will depend on certain factors.
- First, you need to figure out what type of stain you’re dealing with. White stains indicate surface-level water stains that can likely be removed easily. Dark brown or black stains are signs of a deeper stain that may require more work to remove.
- Next, you’ll need to determine how your floor is treated. If it’s treated with a wax or penetrating finish, your stain likely will be more difficult or impossible to remove. Surface-finished floors, on the other hand, may just require some know-how and elbow grease.
- If you see other signs of damage, such as gouging, pitting, or warping of your floors, simply removing the stain isn’t going to work. You’ll need to refinish your floors, and possibly replace boards.
When to Call a Professional Hardwood Floor Refinisher
If you’ve got deep-set stains, more damage to your floors than just staining, or you don’t feel comfortable removing the stain yourself, call a professional hardwood floor refinisher. They can evaluate the stain and make any recommended repairs, then refinish your floor to it’s original beauty.