Sharon moore
Sharon moore
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Asked on Apr 13, 2018

Stained area in engineered wood floor

Lou Ann NewellSandy PethoNys7408127


assumed this was mold but nothing I have used will remove it. Can the area be sanded and restained? If yes, how?
q stained area in engineered wood floor
8 answers
  • Janice
    on Apr 14, 2018

    I hope what Janet recommended solves the problem of the dark stain. If not, here's another idea. This says to use vinegar in the same way as the peroxide. Here's the link.

  • Charmaine
    on Apr 14, 2018

    we had engineered hardwood floors and used vinegar and pet enzyme cleaner on our diabetic dog pee stains. It lightened the wood lighter than the floor. In the end once we remodeled and because of damage to the floors, we had to tear out. They could not be sanded down as it only has a thin layer of “wood” on top. We replaced all of our flooring with luxury vinyl planks that are waterproof and gorgeous. No one can tell they are vinyl and all think they are wood floors.

  • Charmaine
    on Apr 14, 2018

    you Could try a very light sander fine grade in the spot ?

  • Teresa
    on Apr 14, 2018

    Try taking a flour sack towel and put over the stain and take a hot iron and iron it should lift stain good luck.

  • Nys7408127
    on Apr 14, 2018

    Test a tiny area with nail polish remover and a q-tip and see if it will lift the stain. Had similar issue with a dining room table and it worked for me.

  • Sandy Petho
    on Apr 14, 2018

    I refinished my hardwood floors and found that hair dye developer was the only thing that worked on deep set stains and dirty spots (where the finish wore off). I just brushed it on, let it dry and repeated as necessary. Tip: a natural bristle brush ends up breaking down from the strong peroxide.

  • Lou Ann Newell
    on Apr 15, 2018

    do you know who the manufactor is? I know Shaw has a 1-800 number that you can call I think even if you do not have Shaw. Engineered wood is not like plank hardwood. It has a thin layer on top to protect the wood butyou do not sand it. It will last for a really long time. Give Shaw a call at their helpline!

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