It’s Winter With Muddy, Dirty Shoes, Getting Scuff Marks Off The Floors
Few things can mar the appearance of a clean floor like a scuff mark.
Winter time is the worst, so how do you remove scuff marks from your floor?
We have looked at cleaning options for two different types of flooring.
Avoid abrasive cleaners or tools when you’re trying to remove scuff marks.
Our top tip is to spot-test the various methods in the least conspicuous place to check on their effectiveness and to ensure they do not damage the flooring.
The tennis ball method:
A tennis ball can be used to remove scuffs. For the best results, you want a clean, used tennis ball. Just make sure it’s clean.
- Cut an “X” in the tennis ball and stick it on the end of a broom handle.
- Buff the scuff mark out using gentle pressure.
The school eraser method:
When removing scuff marks from wood floors, you’ll want a clean, large, light-coloured pencil eraser.
- Dampen a microfiber cloth and use that to wipe the scuff mark.
- Rub the eraser over the scuff until it disappears.
- Immediately sweep up any eraser shavings.
Tile and Laminate Floors
The methods for wood floors can work, but with tile and laminate there are additional methods:
Baking soda: Some scuffs can be removed using a paste of baking soda and warm water:
- Mix 2 tablespoons of baking soda with warm water to create a paste.
- Use a microfiber cloth to scrub the paste over the affected area until the scuff mark disappears.
- Wipe over the area with a damp microfiber cloth to remove any residue.
- Dry the area with a towel or clean microfiber cloth.
Nail polish remover: Acetone-based nail polish remover can also remove scuffs from some tile and laminate floors.
- Lightly dampen a microfiber cloth with the nail polish remover.
- Very gently rub the scuff mark until it fades.
- Wipe the area clean with a damp microfiber cloth before drying with a fresh cloth or towel.
In all cases, be gentle and trial a small area first. All methods are used at your own discretion and you are responsible for all outcomes.
The Graham Agency cannot be responsible for any damage incurred by using the above methods.
The Graham Agency, working with you.