Heel imprints on wooden floors

how would one go about repairing high heel indentations from wood floors without having to repair or spend a lot of money getting the entire floor redone?
q heel imprints on wooden floors
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  • Joyce Joyce on Jan 07, 2018
    a very gentle steel wooling ( on the marks only, gently please)followed by a similar color Watco stain will mask but not fix.

  • 27524803 27524803 on Jan 07, 2018
    If they are compression indentations... you can try... using a damp cloth and an iron... to lightly steam the spots and decompress the wood.... otherwise the only way would be to refinish the floor.

  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Jan 07, 2018
    Hi Anne,
    You didn't specify if the floor is hardwood or laminate so I'm going to give you links for both. But the more I look at it, the more it looks like whoever did this was missing the protective cap on the heel of the shoe. Most wood floors companies actually recommend not walking on wood with high heels, so my first recommendation for the future is to have a "NO SHOES" policy in your home. A lot of people have this policy so it's not uncommon. As a matter of fact, a lot of people wouldn't even think of entering a home with their shoes on.
    If it's laminate, click on this one:

    If it's hardwood, click on this one:

    Wishing you the best.

  • Shoshana Shoshana on Jan 08, 2018
    You may be able to sand out dents in the finish with 150-grit wet/dry sandpaper and some wood filler.

  • Penelope Penelope on Jan 08, 2018
    If this is wood, you can use your steam iron to gently ease out bruises in timber. This works unless the hole is actually like a nail punched mark. Hold it above the timber.