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JenT

05:26AM | 11/20/03
Member Since: 11/19/03
2 lifetime posts
I'm trying to remove 3/4" hardwood planks to expose original wide-board heart pine beneath. I'd like to salvage the hardwood floor I'm removing for use in other rooms of the house. My initial attempts to remove the flooring with a crow bar and hammer have only resulted in split & broken boards. The planks are tongue & groove and stapled. Any suggestions about how the floor can be removed without ruining it?

carpetman

06:33PM | 11/20/03
Member Since: 01/26/03
542 lifetime posts
i assume this is not 3/4" solid.(you said stapled.which would be a thinner product.) however its done the same way.SLOW. get under the wood were it's fastened down with somthing thin,then slowly lift a little at a time,the trick is to get out the staple....good luck


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