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Scratch Marks on Dark Viny Plank

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Got done laying a dark vinyl plank floor today and found a couple scratches. Nothing huge, but visible.

What is the best way to buff out light scratches on a dark vinyl plank?
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Have you tried old English for dark wood ? I've bought "scratch cover" spray, think it's made for laminate, there's also product called rejuvenate, they make several different products. I have not actually tried to hide any scratches to LVP as of yet.
Metroflor makes a product specifically for that purpose. I think it's called something like scratch remover (go figure). It's likely just some low grade waterborne urethane like Bona's Refresh product, though.
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I got a dark walnut stain marker from lowes and used it. It worked well. It was driving me crazy...HO is on vacation so no big deal.

Regarding vinyl plank...that crap is worthless. I don't plan on installing more of that. I hate putting my name on low budget crap. Installed 600 sq ft in kitchen, into laundry room, backtracked into bathroom, into two closets, all the while undercutting door casing and trying to get it to all come together. Lots of fun today.
Like everything else in life, there are different quality levels of just about everything.... Painting with a broad brush points out lack of understanding.
Regarding vinyl plank...that crap is worthless. I don't plan on installing more of that. I hate putting my name on low budget crap.
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Some planks are fantastic to work with. Some are not...Some have a great wear layer ..some do not. Btw sup guys
What brand/type did you install Spence?
Like everything else in life, there are different quality levels of just about everything.... Painting with a broad brush points out lack of understanding.
Shaw Matrix

Sorry, I shouldn't bash all vinyl planks. I just especially hated this flooring for every reason imaginable. I can only imagine the scratches the HO is going to put in it when they go to move their appliances back in....

http://www.lowes.com/pd_516563-60080-LX90100705_4294773825__?productId=50043184&Ns=p_product_qty_sales_dollar|1&pl=1&currentURL=%3FNs%3Dp_product_qty_sales_dollar|1&facetInfo=
What brand/type did you install Spence?
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Shaw has some good products, but most of their LVT is aimed more at the budget market. Let's just assume that getting something that is stocked at Lowes is going to get you a bottom of the barrel budget product because that's all they really stock. Try a good quality LVT like US Floors Coretec Plus or Metroflor and you'll see a world of difference.
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So long as you do a good job installing it, it won't reflect poorly on you.
I got a dark walnut stain marker from lowes and used it. It worked well. It was driving me crazy...HO is on vacation so no big deal.

Regarding vinyl plank...that crap is worthless. I don't plan on installing more of that. I hate putting my name on low budget crap. Installed 600 sq ft in kitchen, into laundry room, backtracked into bathroom, into two closets, all the while undercutting door casing and trying to get it to all come together. Lots of fun today.
As long as you didn't recommend the product...
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So long as you do a good job installing it, it won't reflect poorly on you.
Had a similar problem with Allure vinyl a few weeks ago. Our fault. Turns out it is pretty easy to cut out and replace individual pieces with a heat gun to release the glue and a very very sharp utility knife.

Is Shaw a glue together, or snap together?
Snap together.
Had a similar problem with Allure vinyl a few weeks ago. Our fault. Turns out it is pretty easy to cut out and replace individual pieces with a heat gun to release the glue and a very very sharp utility knife.

Is Shaw a glue together, or snap together?
Not only did I not recommend it I made it clear that I would not stand behind it in any way, shape, or form.
As long as you didn't recommend the product...
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White cloth and isopropyl alcohol. Good spot remover also. So I have been told.
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