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Old 12-10-2018, 07:40 PM   #16
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Ya know, I did this type of deal on my 1950s ranch in Chicago - I turned a bedroom into a dining room, so I removed the door and about 5' of that wall so I could have an "open concept" look with the living room and arch it like the other openings I did like that. Well, I have to say, I removed a lot of individual 2 3/4" red oak boards in order to get the weaving seamless. Then I re-sanded the entire house (entire house was hardwood except kitchen) and restained it all to make it "perfect" - yes, it was a big job but those floors WERE THE HOUSE !
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Thanks TexasDiyer for your response. That is exactely what I hired the 'contractor' to do.. He just wasn't very professional in his work.
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Old 12-11-2018, 01:31 AM   #18
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You have to remember that in that video, he's working with prefinished flooring and he has replacement pieces of the exact same model so they fit perfectly.

When you are trying to weave in brand new wood into an existing floor of old wood, it's going to take a whole lot of work to get things fit. There's are most likely going to be gaps and spaces requiring lots of wood filler.

I have a feeling that where he went wrong is he didn't glue the remaining groove area. This is what would lock the boards in place. Here are a couple videos of Tom Silva doing this the way I've done it.


The best I could suggest for the places where the floor is moving like that is to try to force wood glue down in between them if there's enough of a gap.

They make a screw that will go through the hardwood into the subfloor them break off below the surface. The other option is to screw them from below using screws that are long enough to go through the subfloor and a good bit of the flooring without penetrating through the surface. This will require screwing into the new and old boards. You may run into issues with these options because they may be of different thicknesses which will cause them to be uneven requiring the floor to have to be sanded and refinished.
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Thanks KHouse75.. I was able to find some information on the internet and when I suggested some things to do or I questioned why he was doing it a certain way... He got really upset and said i was 'under-mining' him and his professionalism. He did it the way his grandfather taught him and didn't need me suggesting anything..Since he was the best in the area...
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He got really upset and said i was 'under-mining' him and his professionalism. He did it the way his grandfather taught him and didn't need me suggesting anything.

I've worked in areas where there were few [if any] real pro painters .... and many of my new customers didn't even know what a real paint job was supposed to look like or entail until I did a job for them. Just because he was taught by his grandfather doesn't mean his grandfather was correct. Plus materials and methods change over time.
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Thanks KHouse75.. I was able to find some information on the internet and when I suggested some things to do or I questioned why he was doing it a certain way... He got really upset and said i was 'under-mining' him and his professionalism. He did it the way his grandfather taught him and didn't need me suggesting anything..Since he was the best in the area...
That's when I would have told him to gfy and thrown him out of my house !
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