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Patrice

01:01PM | 06/02/06
Member Since: 06/01/06
1 lifetime posts
On a whim this morning, I took up the carpet in a bedroom b/c my dog had used the bathroom on it one too many times. Anyway, I have lovely hardwood now, but I have all of those wood slats or whatever around the room that have been nailed into the floor (they held the carpet in place). What is the easiest way to get them up with the least amount of damage to the hardwood floor?

Thank you, Patrice

Piffin

07:26AM | 06/11/06
Member Since: 11/06/02
1278 lifetime posts
a flat pry bar called a wonder bar

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ErikGHI

03:17PM | 06/11/06
Member Since: 06/10/06
14 lifetime posts
I concur, just be sure not to dig into the floor if hitting it with a hammer. Keep it as level and flat as possible and try to use a push pry method rather than a hammer if you can. At time that tack strip can be a pain in the palm, if you don't know what I mean you will after you finish.

Good luck

kernalklink

11:27AM | 07/05/06
Member Since: 07/04/06
3 lifetime posts
the best way to avoid damaging the floor i have found is to get a large set of chanel locks and use my patented "grab and pull" it will come up in about a million pieces and it is probably more work but guarantee no marring of the floors.

you will have about 6 or 7 tacks sticking up between each nail into the floor get ahold of the middle-most tack on the side closest to the wall and squeeze tight with the large chanel locks and pull up and towards your chest. some times the tack will come straight out and the strip will not budge but just keep pulling.

there is no work better than hard work!

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