repair of deep scratches in new oak floor
It seems my son tilted his chair and created a few shallow gouges in our 1 yr old sanded in oak floor. They are not particularly noticeable but do seem to have penetrated the poly and stain finish. Can I improve the appearance and durability if I first try to match the surrounding color by using a wood stain and then cover with new poly? I'd like to try to level these gouges somehow. I have heard shellac sticks mentioned in this forum and it sounded as if these could be melted into scratches and might level them off. Any thoughts?
The chairs do have felt pads but tilting the chair got around them. Someone told me these pads need to be replaced 4X a year. Why so frequently?