Oak flooring prone to scratching?

Is oak flooring prone to scratching? What steps can be taken to minimise this risk?

Asked by Adam on 25th Nov 2022
Expert Trade Answers
"Scratches – Any time you have a wood floor, some scratching will occur. It's a natural side effect of normal use, especially in heavy traffic areas. Light scratches in an isolated area are generally not a cause for concern. If the scratches are only in the stain, they may not require any repair."
Answered on 27th Nov 2022 - Member since Oct 2022 - report
"Just be careful not to drop heavy things on floor. In rest oak is very good and safe floor."
Answered on 29th Nov 2022 - Member since Aug 2021 - report
"any floor will scratch even Granit you can only protect the floor by making sure there are protective pads under furniture, but you will improve scratched floor by using Maintenace polish recommended by manufactures of the polish
Ted Thomas. floor layer since 1959 and still working"
Answered on 25th Nov 2022 - Member since Jul 2022 - report
"Oak Flooring will scratch. Wood Flooring will scratch. Being a natural product there is truly no way of getting away from this fact.
You have to take extra care or even place a rug to cover build up areas. You have to sand and polish oak flooring."
Answered on 25th Nov 2022 - Member since Sep 2022 - report
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