All homeowners who installed hardwood flooring in their house need to know about how to repair scratches on hardwood floors. Hardwood floor surface with short scratches that run along with the wood grain might be not a big nuisance. You can ignore these kinds of scratches, but not for those long visible ones which run across wood grain. Not to mention when the light shines this part, the scratches will be noticed and show up often.
In order to repair these surfaces, you can apply furniture polish or paste wax that will be filling the indentation as well as deflecting the light. This way is going to make the visible scratches disappear. How to repair scratches on hardwood floors is that you just need to spread the polish or wax into the surface before buffing it up using clean cloth. If you find that the scratch is quite deep, you should replace the color with wood stain. Use a rag to rub the stains into the wood and then wipe all excess stains immediately from hardwood floor finish.
It is better to avoid saturating the rag, and just damp it slightly before wiping the stain. If it is necessary, use coloring, shoe polish, or felt tip marker with the matching color to touch up the floor. Deep scratch can be repaired efficiently by using certain product that refreshes the finish. How to repair scratches on hardwood floors can be done by filling the deep gouges using epoxy filler in either clear type or filler that will match the floor.