Hardwood floor dent repair

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Old 06-18-17, 10:09 AM
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Hardwood floor dent repair

We have relatively new hardwood floors (oak). We've already accumulated some deep dents from heavy things being dropped. I have researched and thought of two potential solutions, but I am not sure which is best.

One idea is to scrape off the finish on the damaged section, then press a hot iron on a wet cloth into the dent to try to raise it. However, I would then need to refinish that section, and I don't know what type of finish was used originally. Would I just apply some clear Minwax with a small paint brush and hope I pick the correct one (gloss, semi gloss, etc.)?

Alternatively, I could just try to carefully fill the dents with clear epoxy. That would avoid having to try to pick the correct finish.

Not sure what is the best option here.
 
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Old 06-18-17, 10:31 AM
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Are the bad enough to need attention? I know you know where they are but is it something anyone will easily notice? IMO they are generally just left alone. I'd be leery of filling the indentations.
 
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Old 06-18-17, 12:24 PM
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Are the bad enough to need attention?
I know it's a focal point but sometimes the repair could be worst than the initial damage.

We bought a house in CA once and right in front of the refrigerator was a dent in the wood from some type of jar, you could read the letters!!

Stood out at first but after some time it became invisible to us!
 
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Sorry, but dent repair in hardwood flooring is darn near a myth.
 
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