What To Do When Your Floor Finishes Are Damaged?

March 5, 2024

Floor finishes, while resilient, are vulnerable to damage. Hence, all types of flooring, from vinyl to concrete, require regular maintenance and repair to remain functional and aesthetically appealing.

In this article, we will explore what floor finish damages are and what you can do to address them. Read on to learn more.


Damage to Floor Finishes 

Floor finish refers to the protective coating applied to enhance their appearance, durability, and resistance to wear and tear. It comes in many forms, including wood, tile, vinyl, carpet, and laminate.

Floor finishes may incur the following types of damage:


1. Scratches and Impact Damage

Porcelain and vinyl tiles, along with hardwood floors, can get scratches and sustain impact damage from furniture pieces being dropped or dragged. Pets like dogs and cats may also dig their nails into the flooring, resulting in visible blemishes.

These rough edges are undesirable for several reasons. For one, rough edges ruin the flooring’s aesthetic and may reduce the property’s value. Secondly, ruined floor finishes and sharp corners may hurt those who walk barefoot. Furthermore, the holes may accumulate water and become a breeding ground for mould, mildew, and other bacteria.

One easy way to fix scratches and impact damage is to polish the surface with epoxy or resin sealers, which help restore the flooring to its original state.


2. Moisture

Excess moisture may cause the floor to warp and the gaps to widen, resulting in large cracks promoting mould and mildew growth.

It is best to ensure there is no dampness within the pores of the floor surface. We also recommend using penetrating cleaners to remove mould and mildew.


3. Acidic Substances

Individuals often spill food and beverages on the floor, resulting in discolouration and the corrosion of tiles. Such damages may also result from the use of abrasive detergents and cleaners that consist of harsh, acidic chemicals that floorings are sensitive to.

The best solution is to use a strong alkaline-based cleaner to remove the dense stains.


Contact a Floor Damage Repair Specialist

To be safe, we highly recommend contacting a floor damage repair specialist. As an expert, they can ensure the repair is done properly and up to code.

Some considerations to make when choosing a contractor include:

  • Experience: Do your research and find a company that has extensive experience repairing floor finish damages. We recommend taking a look at their portfolio so you can choose a contractor that has successfully completed similar projects.
  • Reputation: Look up the company’s reviews and ratings for a good idea of their reliability.
  • Price: Ask different companies for quotes to find the best deal.
  • Quality of work: Remember to inspect the work and ensure there are no defects before signing off.


Repair Specialist



Floor finish damages can cause further problems and be extremely costly to repair if not immediately addressed. As such, it is always best to contact a building service contractor specialising in floor finish repair once you notice a problem.

For flooring services, contact OCL Building Services. As a general contractor in Singapore, we offer a range of services, including pressure grouting concrete repair, swimming pool maintenance, and roof leakage waterproofing.