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How do you fix scratched Pergo floors?

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Scuffs and scratches that mar the look of Pergo laminate flooring can be repaired through a thorough cleaning to remove dirt and debris, followed by treating the deeper scratches with laminate or wood putty. Once the scratches are filled, seal the laminate to prevent further damage.

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  1. Clean the Pergo flooring

    Create a cleaning mixture consisting of 1 gallon of water mixed with 1 cup of vinegar. Dampen a sponge in the mixture, and scrub the damaged area to remove any dirt and signs of light scratching from scuffs. Repeat the scrubbing process several times until all scuff marks are removed, turning the sponge often to avoid dirt buildup. Avoid water pooling on the flooring, as it can lead to damage.

  2. Fill the scratches

    Fill the scratches in the flooring using a wood or laminate putty pressed into the scratches with a wooden applicator stick. Use a putty that is as close to the color of the flooring as possible to make the repairs look seamless. Fill the scratches until the putty slightly overflows, then remove the excess using a clean cloth so the surface is level. Allow the putty to dry.

  3. Seal the repaired area

    Use a laminate sealant to protect the repaired area. Brush the sealant over the area, following the length of the laminate boards. Use slightly overlapping strokes to ensure complete coverage, and then allow the sealant to dry completely before walking on the floor.

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