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How to Repair Damaged Hardwood Floors Without Seeking for Professional Help?

By Singapore Home Guy On May 11, 2010 Under DIY Home Repair

Even how durable your wood floor is, it can be damaged after a long years of usage. To hide damages, some more likely place rags and carpets over the damaged part. But you don’t have to do those things. All you have to do is to engage yourself into repairing those damages using some basic carpentry. If you are thinking that you can’t do it because of lack of tools, you don’t have to worry no more. All you need in repairing damaged wood floor is hammer, chisel, circular saw, adhesive, wood filler and some wood replacement or scraps.

Firstly, you have to evaluate the damage in your wood floor. This way, you will know how big or small your work will be. Then, start carving the center part of the damaged planks. You can use circular saw in making hole in the plank. After that, hammer the hole with the chisel to remove the damaged part of the wood floors. You need to make sure that you are also removing nails on the planks. Use hammer to remove nails. If you find it difficult to remove, hammer it completely to the inner part of the wood.

Once the damaged plank has been removed, you can now start replacing them. In replacing planks, make sure the new part is smaller than the removed part of the planks. You should be aware that the wood becomes larger over time. To keep the new plank in position, put some construction adhesive in the backside of the wood. Tap it with mallet to fit.

Then, after the damaged wood has been replaced with the new one, secure and hold it in place. You can do it by putting nails into the new planks. Drive set of nails to hold the replaced planks. You can also use screw, as preferred. To hide nail or screw head, use wood filler. Once the fillers dry out and harden, rub the certain part with sand paper. This way, the replaced area will be refined. Repeat the whole process to other damaged planks. In some instances, you may find the replaced planks uneven to other planks. Toning them might be a little difficult to do but you have to decide whether to replace the whole wood floor or just have some two or more uneven planks.

See? You don’t have to employ professional to repair your hardwood floor. All you have to do is to make some floor repairs, and you’ll have wood floor as brand new as before.

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