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Preventing and Fixing Scratches on Your Luxury Vinyl Tile

Preventing and Fixing Scratches on Your Luxury Vinyl Tile

Here are ways for you to prevent scratches and fix existing ones on your luxury vinyl tile.

Any time your floor gets scratched, it’s not a pleasant sight. You want a floor that can have scratches patched up easily, and your floor should also not be easy to scratch from the start. Luxury vinyl tile is one of the flooring types that satisfies these categories. This is what makes it the perfect type of floor for houses that have a lot of foot traffic, and especially for homes with pets and small children. KEEP IN MIND, THE SURFACE WEAR LAYER (6, 8, 12, 20, 22, 30 MIL) ON THE SURFACE WILL DETERMINE HOW EASY YOUR LUXURY VINYL FLOORING WILL HOLD UP.

Unfortunately, even luxury vinyl tile can be damaged. Knowing how to prevent and minimize the damage your floor sustains is crucial so that your floor lasts as long as it can. Here are ways for you to prevent scratches and fix existing ones on your luxury vinyl tile.

Preventing Scratches

All scratches come from a source, and it’s up to you to uncover what that source is. Once the source of floor scratching has been identified, you can remove it from the premises.

Sometimes, it’s dirt, and other types of debris that rub against your tile, which is why cleaning your floor can be so important. Try running a broom or mop across your luxury vinyl tile when you notice dirt buildup.

In other instances, you might scratch your floor while trying to move furniture. If you put coverings beneath the legs of your furniture, you won’t cause scratches while moving anything.

Fixing Existing Scratches

If you were thinking about whether or not it was possible to repair scratches on your luxury vinyl tile, the answer is yes. There are light scratches, and there are deep ones. Depending on the kinds of scratches your floor has, the method for removing those scratches will vary.

Lighter scratches are the kinds that are brought about by reasons such as walking around in the house. Shoes or pets’ paws can cause light scuff marks to show up on your tile, and you should address these marks by either using a vacuum cleaner or a mop.

Deeper scratches, on the other hand, need to be handled by sanding them using sandpaper. REMOVING / REPLACING THE SECTION. We advise using Dr Schutz’s Scratch Fix solution. With this solution, getting rid of, or concealing, scratches will be a breeze.

Scratch Fix is easy to use, allowing it to be used on all sorts of floors. The scratch repair kit gives you all of the needed materials to address your floor scratches. There are videos (found at, that can help you figure out how to properly use the solution.

Once sanding is done, take a piece of clothing made from soft cotton and dust off the surface. Lastly, take a chemical cleaner, and apply it on top of the scratch lines. The cleaner should have around ten minutes to dry before you stream the scratched area, at which point you need to allow six hours for the sprayed area to dry.

Contact Mike’s Flooring and Design Center

Since Mike purchased the business in 1996, he and his team have helped families like yours throughout Delmarva, Sussex County, DE, and Ocean City, MD. Mike continues to be involved in the day-to-day operations, ensuring the vision you share is the one we help deliver.

Over the years, we have established relationships with local manufacturers, such as Adura, COREtec, and Bruce, who we trust to deliver superior work. Our team will continue to be your point of contact through the entire process to be sure you are completely satisfied.

We also provide “SHOP AT HOME” service.  We will bring samples directly to your home, or should you already know what products you want, we can safely provide you with a “FREE ESTIMATE.”   This allows you the flexibility of not having to be at home for us to do an estimate, nor the installation.  All we will need to know is what areas in your home we would be doing and how we can gain access (hidden key, lock box, coded entry, realtor, neighbor, etc.).  This is tailored around the homeowner who needs to get their unit ready for the season or simply enhancing their home but does not want to leave their home or can’t make it to town (Ocean City, Berlin, Salisbury, Worcester / Wicomico County Maryland & Sussex County Delaware).

This service is not new to us.  We have already been providing this service for our customers for the past 26 years.  With the current situation at hand, we can continue to provide you with your Floor Covering and/or Window Treatment & Design needs along with the “AWESOME SERVICE YOU DESERVE, ALONG WITH PROFESSIONAL, QUALITY INSTALLATIONS.”

Please feel free to contact us at 800-298-9470, or email us at and we will be more than happy to assist you with your project.  Have a wonderful day and STAY HEALTHY!

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