Hardwood Floor Repair Kits | What Products Are Effective?

Hardwood Floor Repair Kits | What Products Are Effective?

What is a Hardwood Floor Repair Kit?

A hardwood floor repair kit is an essential toolkit for homeowners and contractors to fix scratches, dents, cracks, and other damage to hardwood floors. These kits typically contain wood filler sticks, color putty, markers, and tools to seamlessly blend repairs into the existing floor.

Why Choose Rhino Wood Repair Kits?

Rhino Wood Repair offers premium hardwood floor repair solutions formulated by chemist Robin Pixner, who has over 30 years of experience in the wood repair industry. Their products are designed to prevent and repair wood rot, extending the lifespan of your hardwood floors.

Key Benefits of Rhino Wood Repair Kits

  • Easy to use for DIY repair kits
  • Provide long-lasting and durable results
  • Color-matched to blend in seamlessly
  • Prevent further deterioration and wood rot
  • More affordable than replacing floors

Common Hardwood Floor Problems and How to Fix Them

Scratches and Dents

Scratches and dents are inevitable with hardwood floors, especially in high-traffic areas. To fix these:

  1. Clean the area thoroughly
  2. Use a wood filler putty to fill the scratch/dent
  3. Lightly sand and wipe clean
  4. Apply a color marker matched to your floor's stain

Cracks and Gaps

As floors age and settle, cracks and gaps can form between boards. Here's how to repair them:

  1. Vacuum out any debris in the crack/gap
  2. Apply a wood filler or flexible acrylic caulk
  3. Use a putty knife to level the filler flush with the floor
  4. Wipe away any excess and allow to fully dry

Water Damage and Stains

Water stains and damage can warp and discolor wood floors. To address these issues:

  1. Thoroughly dry out any wet areas
  2. Lightly sand the stained area to remove the top layer
  3. Use a wood bleach or oxalic acid solution
  4. Apply wood filler and stain to match


How long do Rhino Wood Repair products last?
When applied correctly, Rhino's wood fillers and repair products can last for years without chipping, cracking or fading. Their proprietary formulas are incredibly durable.

Are the repairs permanent?
While not permanent, Rhino's repairs are semi-permanent and can extend the life of your floors for 5-10 years before needing replacement.

Can repairs be done on any type of hardwood floor?
Yes, Rhino's color-matched products work on all types of hardwood including oak, maple, cherry, walnut and more.

How soon can I walk on the repaired floors?
You can walk on the floors 24-48 hours after repairs, but avoid heavy furniture for 3-5 days to allow proper curing.

The Top 5 Reasons to Use Rhino Wood Repair Kits:

  1. Easy DIY application without special tools
  2. Save money versus replacing floors
  3. Prevent further wood rot and deterioration
  4. Long-lasting and durable repairs
  5. Color-matched to blend in seamlessly

About the Author

Robin Pixner is the founder and lead chemist at Rhino Wood Repair with over 30 years developing wood repair and preservation products. A true pioneer in the industry, Robin's proprietary formulations prevent and repair wood rot while restoring floors to their original beauty. See our wood treatment products here.

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