Hardwood floors are elegant to look at. Their main flaw is that they tend to develop dents that give it an unappealing look. The cool thing is that you can remove the dents using these simple tips. Getting Rid Of Dents on Hardwood Floors You should start by applying water on a rag and then use the wet rag to apply moisture to the dent. To avoid mineral stain on the wood you should use distilled water. If the floor is sealed with a protective finish you should poke a small hole at the bottom of the dent.