Engineered Wood Floor Repair - How To
Learn how to perform an engineered wood floor repair.
Have a bounce or hollow space under your glue down flooring
Loose engineered hardwood flooring?
Make the hardwood floor repair, before it becomes a bigger problem.
The main causes for this problem - sub floor not flat to tolerance, poor quality wood floor mastic or flooring mastic setting up too soon and not bonding to the wooden flooring.
Fix these problems right away and avoid the domino effect it can create.
Here's how to do an engineered hardwood floor repair.
Locate the center of the problem
Determine how big of an area, you need to repair. Find the piece located in the center, then remove it.
Remove your flooring
Use a sharp 1/2 chisel, chisel a channel, carefully, down the middle of your wood flooring strip. Then chisel each layer off, delaminating the engineered flooring strip.
You'll be able to remove the engineered flooring without causing other boards to become loose, preventing a domino effect.
You can also use a circular saw, to cut a channel in the middle. Careful not to plunge your blade into the concrete, you'll ruin your blade.
Depending on the size of your hardwood floor repair. You may need to remove pieces in adjacent rows also, if they're loose.
Clean and Scrape
Clean and scrape any old flooring adhesive from the sub floor and under any tongue and groove area of your glue down flooring.
If, you have an excessive dip in your sub floor. Do a sub floor repair, use a compound, skim coat application, to fill in the low spot.
Use a prybar to lift the wood floorings that are still in tack, about 1/4 up. Apply sub floor polyurethane liquid nail under the flooring and some in the wood floor repair area.
Butter the back of your engineered wood flooring strip, with wood flooring mastic, then install it.
Repeat this process for any additional hardwood floor repair.
Weight it down
Apply weight to the wood floor repair section. Use books, paint cans, weights, tool box, etc.
Use anything that will keep pressure in this area.
Check to see if your engineered hardwood flooring is sitting tight to your subfloor by simply giving it a knock.
You should hear a solid knock, apply more weight, if, you hear a hollow knock.
Allow the adhesive on your wood floor repair, to dry for 24 hours, before removing your weights.
wooden glued down floor boards, use the same hardwood floor repair method.
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