Re: Sueing for Hardwood Floor Damage
If the floor is matched now, he can expect it to be matched once repaired. If it can be done with just a patch, that's great. If not, the entire floor would have to be replaced.
If this is a hardwood floor, there really isn't any depreciated value as there is no determinable life expectancy such as there is with a carpet. A properly maintained wood floor can be used for many years and then refinished and starting over.
If you are still currently living there, you might try getting an experts opinion on the floor so you have a better idea of what can be done before you are simply getting a bill.
I am not an attorney and any advice is not to be construed as legal advice. You might even want to ignore my advice. Actually, there are plenty of real attorneys that you might want to ignore as well.