Why Do Black Dots Show Up on Hardwood Floors?

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Are you seeing black spots on your hardwood floors? It can be tough to figure out where they’re coming from or how to prevent them, but the team at Flooring by Design is here to give you the ultimate answer!

Where Do Black Spots on Hardwood Floors Come From?

Black spots on your hardwood flooring are likely caused by water damage. When spills occur, they can sit on the finish and soak through, resulting in black marks. If you live in an older home that doesn’t have an updated ventilation system, black spots could also come from mold or mildew.


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Can I Get Rid of Black Spots on My Hardwoods?

There are a few things you can try, but be aware that any at-home solutions have the potential to cause further damage.

Start by rubbing mineral spirits into the wood with a steel wool pad. Allow the area to dry and then go over the affected wood with a clean cloth soaked in vinegar. Once dry, you’ll want to use a 1/1 ratio of water and bleach to rub the stain if the former methods haven’t lightened the area. Apply this directly to the spot, taking great care to avoid the surrounding wood. Once the spot lightens to your approval, go over it with vinegar to neutralize the bleach solution.

You can also sand the floor down using a fine-grit sandpaper on a hand-held sander. Wax the affected area and then buff until it matches the rest of the floor.

Of course, you can also call the hardwood flooring experts at Flooring by Design! Our team of expert technicians is highly trained in treating damaged hardwoods, and we would be happy to help restore your floors to their former glory.


How Can Flooring by Design Repair My Hardwoods?

If you have questions about hardwood flooring installation, cleaning, repair, or refinishing, let us know! Our team of certified professionals is ready to help correct any flooring issues and give you the look you’re after. Call us at 919-477-9849 or contact us below to speak with a member of our team. We also offer free quotes on your next flooring project, so if you’re considering refinishing or replacing your hardwoods, we’ll give you an estimate with no strings attached.

Each situation is unique, so our team will come out to your home and take a look at your floors to provide an accurate estimate and custom treatment plan. Whether you’re trying to correct black spots or need help with cracking floorboards or gapping planks, our team is here to give you the best solution.


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Choose Flooring by Design Today

Black spots belong on dogs, not on your floors. If you’re struggling with this issue, there is still hope! Let the team of expert technicians get your floors back to their original state with a combination of technology and technique.

You deserve floors that shine, and we want to give that to you. As a locally owned and operated business, we take great pride in providing top-notch, custom solutions for each of our customers. Call us at 919-477-9849 or contact us below to get started!


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