Burn Marks/Stains on a Hardwood Floor

June 20th 2003
Burn Marks/Stains on a Hardwood Floor

Dear Shell,

I have a glitsa white oak hardwood finish. While using my Eureka steam floor cleaner which heats to 200 degrees, I was distracted and left it for a couple of minutes on the floor instead of putting on heat pad. When I came back I had burned off the finish and left a 10x6 inch stain a couple of shades darker than the rest of the floor. Tried sanding with 220 and spraying with glitsa finishing spray but looks worse now. What are our options to salvage or should I get repaired?

Gale, Surrey

Dear Gale,

For the most part, matching a glitsa finish is not a do-it-yourself project. I recommend that you call us at the HouseSmart Centre and we can refer one of our HouseSmart Referral Network companies that specialize in the refinishing of hardwood floors. Call 604-542-2236 (Monday to Friday 9:00 - 5:00)

I'm sorry to hear about your "accident".