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Worn laminate floor repairable?? #951979
02/11/19 02:53 AM
02/11/19 02:53 AM
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First, I don't want to tear up the floor but would like to at least improve it.
The flooring is some kind of manufactured wood (I don't know what I am talking about really) and then a factory applied top. The grain looking top layer wore away under a place where a chair went back and forth at a computer table. So there is now a large black spot in the middle of the room.

I thought maybe I could put some liquid floor gloss on and at least maybe give it a shine. So I tried a small spot. It absorbed the liquid quickly and lo and behold that spot turn brown, the same shade as the good flooring. But, only seconds later it was blacker than the rest of the big spot. It did dry back to the original lighter shade.

What was going on? Is there some kind of magical product that would turn the black material brown again? I would be very happy with just that color change.

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Re: Worn laminate floor repairable?? [Re: UsuallyClueless] #952037
02/11/19 11:40 PM
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There are furniture/floor markers in an array of tones that you could try and are sold at most big box stores but not sure if they'll actually lighten a black spot. Are you sure that the black isn't actually black rubber/plastic from the computer chair leg wearing off. If you are then maybe follow the advice provided on this video and here's a link to where you can purchase the product.



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Re: Worn laminate floor repairable?? [Re: UsuallyClueless] #952042
02/12/19 01:04 AM
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I used this in one spot

If you can find a close color. I would do a 9 foot square where the chair rolls. This has a rounded grout-able edge. So the chair will roll on and off it with out edge damage. It gives the look of a chair mat.

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Re: Worn laminate floor repairable?? [Re: UsuallyClueless] #952043
02/12/19 01:44 AM
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Thanks for the ideas. Guess I will take a picture and go to a box store for these suggestions.
I just thought it odd that the black changed color for an instant. A magical moment.
It is is actually the wood color worn off as there are a few dog scratches by the patio door.

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