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Repairs to our unit

Postby brian_singapore » Sat, 29 Jul 2017 11:11 am

Our lease is up soon and negotiations with the landlord aren't going quite as well as we'd like.

We have 2 pieces of damage we would need to repair before we move out. On our marble tile floor we accidently used an acidic cleaner when we first moved in and the very top layer of the tile was eaten away. Can anyone advise how to repair this sort of thing and who I would need to reach out to?

One of our pieces of furniture has scraped the top layer of varnish off a wood floor (it looks like we took sand-paper to it). Is this something I can repair just by polishing the floor with a bit of varnish?

I'm useless at home renovations but prefer to carry out the work myself before we leave rather then have the landlord charge me for it.

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Re: Repairs to our unit

Postby ecureilx » Sat, 29 Jul 2017 12:09 pm

brian_singapore wrote:Our lease is up soon and negotiations with the landlord aren't going quite as well as we'd like.

We have 2 pieces of damage we would need to repair before we move out. On our marble tile floor we accidently used an acidic cleaner when we first moved in and the very top layer of the tile was eaten away. Can anyone advise how to repair this sort of thing and who I would need to reach out to?

One of our pieces of furniture has scraped the top layer of varnish off a wood floor (it looks like we took sand-paper to it). Is this something I can repair just by polishing the floor with a bit of varnish?

I'm useless at home renovations but prefer to carry out the work myself before we leave rather then have the landlord charge me for it.
You didn't tell the LL about this damage right?

Better scan through Sunday paper for home repair

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Re: Repairs to our unit

Postby brian_singapore » Sat, 29 Jul 2017 12:51 pm

Thanks, will look.

No, not sure why I'd mention it. My plan was to repair it before moving out. And extend the lease for a couple of years more as well before having to deal with it and any other damage.... ](*,)

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Re: Repairs to our unit

Postby x9200 » Sat, 29 Jul 2017 1:58 pm

brian_singapore wrote:Our lease is up soon and negotiations with the landlord aren't going quite as well as we'd like.

We have 2 pieces of damage we would need to repair before we move out. On our marble tile floor we accidently used an acidic cleaner when we first moved in and the very top layer of the tile was eaten away. Can anyone advise how to repair this sort of thing and who I would need to reach out to?

One of our pieces of furniture has scraped the top layer of varnish off a wood floor (it looks like we took sand-paper to it). Is this something I can repair just by polishing the floor with a bit of varnish?

I'm useless at home renovations but prefer to carry out the work myself before we leave rather then have the landlord charge me for it.

You need to higher a "professional" unfortunately. The problem is, doing it manually will kill you. I tried a number of times and never achieved anything even satisfactory. I had small polishing disks, electric hand polisher, special polishing powders for marbles and no use. Well, it IS doable, but doing it manually you will need the whole day or more for a small spot/area. I am not kidding.
Now, there are two ways to do it: 1st, they grind off the whole floor (probably 0.1-0.2mm) and re-polish everything. This may cost you an excess of $800 for a standard living room / corridor area; or, them may just re-polish the spot for probably few hundred dollars.

Get a few quotations before making any decisions.


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