Even if you have opted for the best wooden flooring you might face a few problems in the long run. The major problem with wood is scratches as wood is more likely to start showing damage due to scratches than any other flooring. Other problems related to wood range from surface damages to serious defects in the structure. The most irritating problem which wood can fall prey to are squeaks. Gouges and surface scratches are almost unavoidable as they result from the daily friction that the wood is subjected to. The problems that are caused by the expansion and contraction are also beyond your control and wood being a porous material is affected with this problem when temperature and humidity change.
How to deal with scratches
If you see some minor scratches on your wooden flooring do not worry as they can easily be buffed away with steel wool or sandpaper grits. While sanding the wooden floor you must restrict the sanding to the affected area and make sure that your buffing direction is parallel to the wooden grain. If you have a polyurethane finish wooden flooring you will find it difficult to sand it. In such a case you can use a scouring pad that is dipped in some mineral spirits.
How to remove water marks
Water is the arch enemy of wooden flooring as it leaves visible stains and thus takes away the beauty of the flooring. If you have water marks on your wooden floor then fold a rag and put it over the stain then use an iron heated to medium to iron over the stained area in this process you must keep checking frequently to ensure that the stain is disappearing and you are not causing any further damage. If the stains are large and spread over a considerable area then the area needs to be sanded, bleached, and then refinished in order to match the rest of the flooring.