I bought my first rental property in the last year, and I have some questions about maintaining the hardwood floors between tenants. When the existing tenant moved out there were some scratches in the hardwood floors, some light, some medium, and a possible gouge. I've read scratches can be buffed out and have poly applied to them. If I do this, would I need to buff out the entire apartment, or just around the scratches? For one gouge, would I just use wood filler and poly over it (same question on poly in that one area or buffing everything beforehand). What's the best way to apply poly? Is there anything I should do if floors still look pretty good between tenants?
@Angel S. have you tried rubbing walnuts on the scratches?
@Dawn Anastasi I have not tried rubbing walnuts in the floor. I didn't know that was a thing that could be done. Do you think that's the best way to fill in light scratches? What more should I do to protect the floor?