How to Fix Common Floor Cracks and Stains

How to Fix Common Floor Cracks and Stains

Posted by Billy Peshke on Monday, October 19th, 2020 at 6:44pm.

When you’re selling your home, you want it to look its best to buyers.
Unfortunately, buyers are likely to notice any cracks or stains on your floor.
Luckily, there are many do-it-yourself solutions to help make your floors look
significantly better.
Let’s start with stains.
If you have carpeting, there are a number of spot cleaning products on the
market. But before you try one of those, consider this simple remedy. Sprinkle
a little baking soda on the stain and then add just enough drops of white
vinegar to make it bubble. Wait two minutes. Then, dab carefully with a paper
towel and vacuum the residual. This method often works.
For hard floors, gentle rubbing with warm water will take care of most stains.
If you have hardwood floors, don’t let the area remain wet. Dry it completely.
Ceramic tile floors often have old, discolored grout that is an eyesore. Of
course, there are products available to clean grout. But try using an old
toothbrush and water before investing in those products. Scrub the grout
gently. Then mop the entire area.
If you have minor damage to a section of hardwood floor or floor tiles — for
example, a chip or crack — the best solution is replacement. Unfortunately,
this isn’t a DIY-friendly job, so unless you’ve done it successfully before,
consider hiring a contractor.
If the crack is minor and you don’t want to replace the piece, there are sealing
products available, which will camouflage the crack — to some extent — and
prevent it from getting worse.
If you have a flooring crack or stain, you’re concerned about, try these tips.
Also, check out your local home improvement centre for more ideas.

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