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jimrox

01:22PM | 04/02/03
Member Since: 04/01/03
26 lifetime posts
Bvflooring
I installed a shaw laminate floor, which uses the simplelock glueless system, which is basicly a snap together tounge and groove.
My problem is I need to relace a few planks in the hallway which is one board wide.I want to try to avoid removing the doors and trim to acomplish this.Is there a procedure to do this? Any help would be great

Jay J

02:46PM | 04/02/03
Member Since: 10/26/00
782 lifetime posts
Perhaps. It depends on what's there (which I can't see from here.

You could 'cut' the damaged flooring w/a circular saw that's set to the DEPTH of the finished floor (watching out, of course, that you DON'T damage adjoining flooring that's NOT part of the problem.) Then, you chisel what you can't cut. You want to be sure that your sub-floor / underlayment is TOTALLY level before you install your replacement piece(s). Any 'rise' in the new floor is bad news, over time.

Hopefully, you didn't glue the existing floor down like a mad-man. Cut out / score as much of the damaged floor as you can w/a circular saw, and remove it by hand after cutting around the 'edges'. THen chisel out what's left, being very careful not to damage the underlayment either.

My best to ya and hope this helps.

Jay J -Moderator

PS: God Bless America!

carpetman

08:57PM | 04/02/03
Member Since: 01/26/03
549 lifetime posts
you might consider stopping by home depot and picking up the pergo presto video tape (cost is about $7.00 )it is the same system as shaw,on the tape is a "how to replace a single plank" instructions...good luck

jimrox

04:01AM | 04/05/03
Member Since: 04/01/03
26 lifetime posts
thanks for the tips...but what i was wondering was how do i get the new plank in after the old one out? This is a snap together, can i slide it in with a block and hammer?
The snap action reqires about a 45deg angle

KD Fisher

10:47AM | 04/05/03
Member Since: 03/17/03
49 lifetime posts
Jim:

The only way I see it can be done is by removing the bottom side of the groove. Same with all plank replacements as in hardwood flooring also. Engage with the tongue into the existing groove, tap ever so gently until it makes it home. I'd suggest using a rubber type blocking system as all laminate planks are very fragile before the actual installation.

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