Interior Design / July 5, 2018 / Gabriella Cheek.
What if you have taken all the precautions but still want to replace floor Planks? Even after considering all the possible care you might want to replace the floor. You might have tried all the touching and cleaning but now know that it is inevitable that you go ahead and replace the individual planks.
Here are some suggestions that will help you:
- Find out what method was used initially to put the floors together, was it adhesive, nailed or the latest click it tongue also groove. If was with the use of adhesive or nailed then you will be better off getting a professional to work on it for you.
- Remove the quarter-round wooden trim that you will find near the border of the floor towards the damaged planks. Then, remove the planks one by one.
- Pencil in the planks and the area that needs to replace.
- Drill a small hole into the plank that needs replacement. Be careful that you do not reach the sub-floor.
- Chisel the plank then split it and remove the tongue also groove connections.
- Remove all the remaining pieces with the help of a chisel. Ensure to clear the sub-floor of all the debris too.
- Take precise measurements for the replacement plank. Remove one side of the tongue and groove, insert in the space. Line the boards before you start cutting.
- Use the adhesive on the plank, the side that will go towards the sub-floor, position the tongue and groove and drop into place.