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Old 01-23-2008, 12:44 AM   #1
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Replacing laminate in the middle of the floor!


Hi guys, I'm hoping someone can help.

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The floor is a laminate floor. There used to be an island in the area where the hammer and hole is located but, I didn't have enough planks to replace/cover the area where the island used to be, so, I shifted some planks from the wall and patched up the wall area. My problem is that there is one plank with part of the plank missing/cut out (to make room for the island.) I have exactly 1 full sized plank left and need to somehow patch this area up. I was wondering if someone knew how to go about replacing a section of a plank and still keep the tongue and groove sections on the sides whole?

As this is going to be a partial replacement, I will not be able to secure the top and bottom part of the plank via tongue and groove. Just the sides.

As you can see just below the hole, there are some examples of planks where the bottom and top tongue and grooves are nonexistant as they were cut off to make room for the island.

It's going to look crappy, but I was thinking of putting putty over the gaps as well...

Anyone have any experience doing this???

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Replacing laminate in the middle of the floor!


Remove the damaged piece without damaging the edges of the surrounding pieces.

Take your new piece, and cut the bottoms of the groove-ends off. Then put a thin bead of glue on the exposed tongues of the existing pieces. Slide your new piece's tongue end into the groove side of the existing floor until it clicks in. Lay the new piece down onto the tongues with glue on them, and weight the new piece. Wipe off any glue squeeze out.

Let it set up for a couple hours.
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