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1940's Plaster Queen

04:40AM | 04/25/03
Member Since: 04/23/03
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I just purchased a 1940's cape cod. The good news is, the hard wood floors are in excellent shape from having carpet over them for 50 years! As I pull back the carpet, there is a strip of wood nailed into the floor which holds in the carpet padding.

Do I just pull off the strip and fill the holes? Will I need to refinish the areas under the strip? Please help!

Lawrence

10:37AM | 04/26/03
Member Since: 11/14/00
333 lifetime posts
Pull off the strip as gingerly as possible so that only the nails come out. You might want to use a putty knife between the floor and the prybar in order to protect the floor.

If they are glued down, you have a more daunting task. But if they are nailed down, it is as easy as you suggested.

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