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 Post subject: Removing nail down hardwood
PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2006 1:03 pm 
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Hi,
We have to remove 800 square feet of nail down 1/2" engineered hardwood. This was installed using a power nailer and barbed, hooked nails approximately 1 1/2" in length. Boards were nailed approximately every 6".
I am competent at renovations but have never removed nail down flooring. Is this a difficult task to do or should I let the professionals remove the floor. Is it possible to remove the boards to be reused and will the floor have to be sanded after removal of the boards?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2006 1:13 pm 
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There is the easy way and the hard way. The easy way destroys the flooring. The hard way preserves it.
) The easy way. Cut through the flooring (NOT THE SUBFLOOR) by running a circular saw every couple of feet perpendicular the the direction the boards are laid in. The simply pry them up with a 3 ft. crow bar. That 1/2 engineered will pop of the subfllor real easy. You may not even need to cut it.
2) The hard way. GENTLY pry up each board without damaging the T&G's.
For both ways you'll need to pull the cleats out of the subfloor.

BTW, why are you removing this floor?


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 Post subject: Damaged floor
PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2006 1:59 pm 
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Thanks for the reply. The flooring was (a) damaged during installation or (b) was defective, a or b. Chipped ends, several delaminations, splintered edges in many places. The supplier is offering to replace the entire floor at his cost.
A pity as the floor is one month old.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2006 9:05 pm 
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Can the floor be sanded and refinished?

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