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Old 07-29-2011, 01:33 PM   #1
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Fitting newer laminate floor boards to older obsolete ones...


So I've learned (the hard way) and haven't ever seen it mentioned on line, anywhere, (and I'm researching!!) that when you install a new laminate floor, buy TONS extra (not the "10% extra" you seen mentioned...)
because, in just a couple years, the tongue and groove style WILL CHANGE, and be NO LONGER CONPATABLE with any replacement boards you have to now buy...
And that is my delema..
How do I replace new boards that "almost" fit together, with older (and not that old, 8 years...) boards?
Water leaked and delmaninated 6 boards in the middle of a room, and need to be replaced.
Cut them out, and then what?
Help....!
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So I've learned (the hard way) and haven't ever seen it mentioned on line, anywhere, (and I'm researching!!) that when you install a new laminate floor, buy TONS extra (not the "10% extra" you seen mentioned...)
because, in just a couple years, the tongue and groove style WILL CHANGE, and be NO LONGER CONPATABLE with any replacement boards you have to now buy...
And that is my delema..
How do I replace new boards that "almost" fit together, with older (and not that old, 8 years...) boards?
Water leaked and delmaninated 6 boards in the middle of a room, and need to be replaced.
Cut them out, and then what?
Help....!
Sincerley,
RicklesssssssssS in Oregon
Try contacting the vendor, see if they have any stock left over. Sometimes they do. But push them to look. You won't get some that are willing to take the time. Good luck. That's a common problem people have.

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shave the tongue. splines. its only wood, its workable.
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