Nice, seems simple enough. just standard wood glue will suffice? ThanksExcellent! The fix is pretty easy, and only requires a few basic tools.
The easiest fix will be to find one that's the same length.
Removing the damaged board requires two parallel cuts along the length of the damaged piece with a skill saw that's been set to a cutting depth equal to the thickness of your flooring.
Finish the cuts to the end of the board with a chisel, or oscillating multi tool if you have one.
Pull the waste from the center of the cut board, then pry the rest out as necessary. Remove any errant staples or flooring cleats, and any damaged underlayment (rosin paper, felt impregnated kraft paper, felt, what have you...).
Remove the bottom part of the groove on the piece of flooring you plan to install and then apply a healthy application of wood glue to the inside of the remaining groove section and place some on the sub floor that you've exposed as well.
Place the new piece in place, tap it in if you have to, then apply a bit of weight to it overnight.
Remove weight, stand back, pat self on back.
Thanks, The wood floor is in the entire house besides the two baths, and it looks great. The floor planks do have some slight height variation so you can feel it when walking bare feet, but not enough to stub your toe. I'm assuming this is a prefinished floor for that reason. there are also some areas with some gaps between planks, large enough where i can see the tongue and groove.That was the inside of the tree as we view growth rings on plain sawed lumber and grain lifting sometimes happens with the incorrect side up. Very common on wood siding on houses where it looks as if the paint failed when it wasn't paint failure at all.
With the replacement piece look at the end grain and put that which was the outside of the tree up and the inside down. If the replacement lumber piece was quarter sawed or rift sawed it makes no difference as the growth rings will be near 90° to the face.
The PO had the house built in 2012 and kept every receipt.That looks like engineered oak, do you know the thickness and confirm that it's built with plies of wood or a solid piece?
This was likely caused by unstable humidity levels. Your location and weather conditions will be helpful..Are you now in a heating season, what is the humidity level?
No offense, but please reword your opinion so we can understand it.No offense to anyone it that has nothing to do with solid oak, end grain or anything other than refinished flooring de laminating at the top layer. Ron