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Scuff Marks On Laminate Floors?

October 19, 2010

I have laminated floors, which have marks from furniture being moved. I've tried baking soda paste, vinegar and water, and Awesome. Does anyone know how to remove these? Please help.

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By Diane from Al

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October 19, 20100 found this helpful
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Try products that are grease releasers, I actually got one at the dollar store called Mr.Green! Wow, cleaned the sticky off of the back splash with no muscles! black sticky off of the floors, and the black scuff marks on white walls and didn't have to paint! Loved it, went to go get more bottles for just a $1.

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October 20, 20100 found this helpful
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Try putting a tennis ball on the end of a mop or broom stick, & use it like you would a mop. I have heard this works great on scuff marks, I have also seen the janitor doing this on the floors & my daughters school.

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October 21, 20100 found this helpful
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Diane -

Are they scuffs or scratches?

A "scuff" is when an object leaves behind part of it on the floor. For instance black shoes leave behind black marks. Scuffs can be removed by gentle rubbing with a cloth, tennis ball, magic eraser, etc. The key is to be gentle and to not "scratch" the surface.

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A "scratch" is when an object removes part of the floor. Usually caused by heavy furniture sliding across it, metal cleats, etc. Scratches cannot be rubbed off. On a some floors (wood, some tile) it can be refinished. With linoleum it is not quite that easy because it is not the same surface generally throughout.

Be careful with experimenting on surfaces with all kinds of products, the end result could be worse.

Good luck! It is no fun when the floor gets scratched up!

Take care -

Jim

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May 9, 20170 found this helpful
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Do not use Mr. Clean eraser on hardwood or laminate floors. It leaves a dull spot wherever you rub it. You will not be able to get rid of the dull spot. I speak from experience!!

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November 10, 20170 found this helpful
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I too had some scuffs, not shoemarks from the bottom of furniture legs being moved. The legs were metal. I tried several things and then hit the spot with 220 sandpaper lightly and it looks like new again.

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My laminate was a rustic look gray from Lumber Liquidators. Try it out on a scrap piece first.

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