The easiest way is to bore a 1-in.-dia. hole through both ends of each damaged board (photo 1). Then use a circular saw to connect the two holes (photo 2). Follow these steps to safely make the plunge cuts you need to repair your hardwood floors: 1. Adjust the depth of cut to the thickness of the floorboards. Plug in the saw and put on eye protection.
To patch a hole in a wood floor left by the removal of a floor furnace grate such as we had in the Kuppersmith Project house start by installing floor joists across the opening, followed by a subfloor, felt paper, and flooring. Here’s how to go about patching a wood floor in your home.
When working on a hardwood floor in an area that was previously covered with a radiator or a plumbing system, there will often be multiple pipe or conduit holes in the floor that you’ll have to repair.
And you won’t have anything to fasten the hardwood floor to without a subfloor. But fixing a subfloor that is already largely covered with hardwood is like trying to change your underwear while you still have pants on: you’ll need to remove more than you want.
With hardwood floor repair, you need to first determine what should be removed. 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.
Choose the wood putty that matches the color of your hardwood floor. Put wood putty into the holes in small quantities. Press it down so that it fills the holes completely. Apply a bit of extra putty over the hole so that you will have a small mound.
You can find latex floor filler in a range of colors at any store that sells flooring materials, and it's the default choice of flooring professionals. You can use this type of filler for spot filling nail holes and gaps as well as for filling an entire floor prior to sanding.
Replacing the boards is not as difficult as it seems, but the repairs will stick out unless you refinish that section of the floor. Theres a great 'this old house' video which demonstrates how to do this. For the small gaps, the recommended solution, from a couple of floor refinishing professionals, was to leave them as character.
Repair a Hole in an Oak Tongue and Groove Floor and Finish the Patch to Match in Color and Gloss . Patch small holes and imperfections in oak tongue and groove hardwood flooring and its finish to invisibly repair damage or unsightly areas.
If you have a leftover scrap of finished flooring, practice on it before trying the repair on your floor. Here’s how to go about repairing your floor: Scrape: To repair a minor scrape on the surface of the finish, try applying paste wax to the spot.
If your home contains hardwood floors, you should know how to repair a nail hole if you want to keep the flooring in good condition. Reduce the risk of further damage and keep your floor looking good by following these steps to fix nail holes.
Josh Temple, host of Disaster House, crawls out of the hole in the hardwood floor to smile at the camera. DDHS103Scoring-and-Marking-floors4x3 Contractor makes a straight cut on the hardwood floor to repair damage in the Disaster House.
This hole. Yep. My kitchen floor- the one I've been scraping glue off of and sanding down tirelessly? It had a hole in it. At one time in it's 75 years, the kitchen was set up rather differently than it is now- namely, the sink was in a different place.
Repair hollow or raised spots in the floor using an engineered wood repair kit. These problems occur when the glue fails to bond to the subfloor during installation, or when a single board is damaged by moisture or humidity.
Use your hole saw or spade bit to size out the original hole. You may need to make sure the hole is an even diameter. After that, match it to the size of your plug cutter. Once you've got your plug cut out, you just need to apply wood glue and use a mallet to tap it into place. Make sure the grain is aligned and you're good to go.
To fill these holes you'll need a plug cutter, cordless drill, and a hole saw or spade bit. If you've got old wood planks from the originally flooring then you are in luck, otherwise you'll need ...