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Removing Deep Scratches From Wood / Engineered Flooring

9 Mar 2023

Removing Deep Scratches From Wood / Engineered Flooring

Removing deep scratches from wood / engineered flooring can seem a daunting task, that’s why we have put together this in-depth blog to take away some of the stress and bring your flooring back to life.

There’s no doubt about it, when it comes to aesthetics, nothing comes close to the beauty of real wood flooring. However, all things this precious needs to be looked after properly. That’s why its so frustrating when scratched or damages occur. Whether it’s from pets, furniture, or just everyday wear and tear, scratches on wooden or engineered floors can really detract from the natural beauty of the timber. Fear not, for there is a simple and cost-effective solution: homemade wood filler!

Here’s a recipe for a DIY wood filler that’s specifically designed to fill in deep scratches in wooden or engineered floors:


  • 1/4 cup sawdust (use sawdust that matches the color of your flooring)
  • 1/4 cup white glue
  • A few drops of water


  1. Mix the sawdust and white glue together in a small bowl until it forms a thick paste.
  2. Add a few drops of water to the mixture if it’s too thick.
  3. Using a putty knife or similar tool, press the mixture into the scratch until it’s completely filled.
  4. Smooth out any excess filler with the putty knife.
  5. Allow the filler to dry completely before sanding lightly with fine-grit sandpaper.



  • Always test this solution on an inconspicuous area of your floor before using it on deep scratches to ensure that it doesn’t cause any damage or discoloration.
  • If necessary, you can mix different colors of sawdust together to match your flooring more closely.


In conclusion, while scratches on wooden or engineered floors may be frustrating, this DIY wood filler is an easy and affordable way to restore your flooring back to its original beauty. By using this recipe, you’ll be able to fill in deep scratches and enjoy your gorgeous wood floors once again!

Why not take a look at our extensive range of floorings on our website here.

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