Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Flooring

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-18-2013, 02:37 AM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
Posts: 242
Share |
Default

How to patch hardwood floor


We pulled up the carpet in a bedroom, and there's a plywood patch in the oak flooring, where closet opening is(there used to be sliding doors on closet). The problem is the patch runs perpendicular to the flooring boards. How do we repair this? The size is about 5" X 22". Thanks.

Jim McC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2013, 04:43 AM   #2
DIY staff
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kane county,Illinois
Posts: 21,606
Default

How to patch hardwood floor


A couple of questions before you get an answer----

Are you going to refinish the floors?

Is this sanded in place flooring or modern prefinished?

Do the closet boards line up perfectly with the boards in the room?

What tools do you have?

Could you post a picture?

__________________
New members: Adding your location to your profile helps in many ways.--M--
oh'mike is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2013, 05:12 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
Posts: 242
Default

How to patch hardwood floor


Quote:
Originally Posted by oh'mike View Post
A couple of questions before you get an answer----

Are you going to refinish the floors?

Is this sanded in place flooring or modern prefinished?

Do the closet boards line up perfectly with the boards in the room?

What tools do you have?

Could you post a picture?
1) Yes, in the spring

2) sanded in place, 3/4" oak hardwood from 1975

3) Yes

4) Circular saw, drill, chisels.

5) I cannot post a pic. The next time one of my kids comes home to visit, they can probably do it, but that may be weeks from now.

The current plywood patch encompasses 10 boards plus about 3/4" of the 11th one.

I see online how to replace a board, but I can't find one that shows a perpendicular patch like I have.

Last edited by Jim McC; 11-18-2013 at 05:15 PM.
Jim McC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2013, 05:38 PM   #4
DIY staff
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kane county,Illinois
Posts: 21,606
Default

How to patch hardwood floor


It sounds like you will be 'lacing' in new boards---a table saw or router would be helpful but not essential--the back portion of the groove and maybe part of the tongue must be removed.

You will be removing boards back to the nearest joint---

-to do this--use your Skilsaw to cut out the center of the floor boards--leaving the tonge and the groove edges--

-chisel out what you have left--

-slip in a new board--remove the tongue or back of the groove as needed---

use Bostich hardwood floor glue or PL premium ---nail in the exposed tongue---

If the closet is small it would be easiest to remove that so you don't have to 'fill in the gap'--which requires some precision cuts---

A hardwood guy will be along soon----I think this is easier to do that to explain---Mike---
__________________
New members: Adding your location to your profile helps in many ways.--M--
oh'mike is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2013, 08:33 PM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
Posts: 242
Default

How to patch hardwood floor


Thanks Mike. If I'm understanding you, I need to replace all 10 boards, since the patch currently involves 10+ boards?
Jim McC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2013, 04:42 PM   #6
Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
Posts: 242
Default

How to patch hardwood floor


Quote:
Originally Posted by Jim McC View Post
Thanks Mike. If I'm understanding you, I need to replace all 10 boards, since the patch currently involves 10+ boards?
Anyone ?
Jim McC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2013, 04:53 PM   #7
DIY staff
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kane county,Illinois
Posts: 21,606
Default

How to patch hardwood floor


I'm back---yes, if the closet is ten boards wide--then all ten need to be removed back to the nearest joint---
__________________
New members: Adding your location to your profile helps in many ways.--M--
oh'mike is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2013, 05:00 PM   #8
DIY staff
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kane county,Illinois
Posts: 21,606
Default

How to patch hardwood floor


▶ Palian wood floor repairs - YouTube
__________________
New members: Adding your location to your profile helps in many ways.--M--
oh'mike is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2013, 11:38 PM   #9
Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
Posts: 242
Default

How to patch hardwood floor


Thanks Mike. I just watched another video on Youtube, where he replaced the T&G board with a straight edge board. Do you think that would be a mistake if I did that?
Jim McC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2013, 05:28 AM   #10
DIY staff
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kane county,Illinois
Posts: 21,606
Default

How to patch hardwood floor


If the repair won't look like a hasty repair, that would be a lot faster---

I have done several like that---circular saw--router and chisel --with thought and patience,the repair can be done nicely. A multi tool will be helpful.

Your tooling will be the big expense---nails might wreck a blade or bit---
__________________
New members: Adding your location to your profile helps in many ways.--M--
oh'mike is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2013, 05:34 AM   #11
Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 3
Default

How to patch hardwood floor


Look at the damaged flooring plank and decide how much length to remove. You want the new butt joint to be staggered about 10 in. from the butt joints of any adjacent flooring courses. Draw a line for the cut, then use a sharp chisel (1 in. or wider) to carefully cut the line through the top 1/8 in. of the flooring to create a crisp edge that defines the new butt joint.
bickeldan817 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2013, 12:49 PM   #12
Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
Posts: 242
Default

How to patch hardwood floor


Thanks guys. If I did use the straight edge method, do I just buy oak T&G flooring, then rip the tongue off? Or is it available with straight edges? My floor is the standard 2.25" oak T&G.
Jim McC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2013, 04:31 PM   #13
DIY staff
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kane county,Illinois
Posts: 21,606
Default

How to patch hardwood floor


If you are planning on insetting a piece across the doorway,perpendicular to the old flooring--I would suggest you use a solid red oak board, rather than strips of flooring--
__________________
New members: Adding your location to your profile helps in many ways.--M--
oh'mike is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2013, 09:01 PM   #14
Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
Posts: 242
Default

How to patch hardwood floor


Quote:
Originally Posted by oh'mike View Post
If you are planning on insetting a piece across the doorway,perpendicular to the old flooring--I would suggest you use a solid red oak board, rather than strips of flooring--

I meant removing pieces of 10 boards, and replacing them with straight edge oak boards. Or is that a bad idea due to the boards not interlocking together?
Jim McC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2013, 09:24 PM   #15
DIY staff
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kane county,Illinois
Posts: 21,606
Default

How to patch hardwood floor


By all means,use tongue and grove flooring--just remove the tonge or back of the groove where needed---

__________________
New members: Adding your location to your profile helps in many ways.--M--
oh'mike is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Relocating floor HVAC register, how can I patch up the hardwood floor? htabbas Flooring 3 11-30-2011 07:53 AM
3/4 Hardwood Flooring over sufficient subfloor? bout time Flooring 3 06-20-2011 05:15 AM
Hardwood Floor Buckling klappjack Flooring 2 06-06-2011 08:56 AM
unique problem with hardwood floor seanbellay Flooring 15 05-02-2010 06:53 PM
hardwood floor transition from old to new cooter Flooring 4 05-25-2009 10:20 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.