07:14PM | 05/02/07
Member Since: 05/01/07
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I just sold my house and the new owners want four rooms of heart pine flooring removed. I need to know if there is a way to take it up without doing much damage. Two rooms were installed with rose head nails, showing on top. Then two rooms were installed where you do not see the nails. All help appreciated.


01:38AM | 05/03/07
Member Since: 10/28/05
312 lifetime posts
well you get a circular saw and cut it out. Set saw blade height to barely go through the wood layer and cut it in managable pieces.

Get a prybar and pry up the cut pieces.

be careful if any of it runs under any walls, as these areas will have to be cut at the walls with a flush cut saw or sawzall, so that the flooring reamins under the walls so the walls retain support and structural integrity.

Be carful of any pipes or electrical wires running underfloor or at the walls.

If any of this confuses you or makes you apprehensive because of a lack of experience, you should hire in a local contractor to perform this service.


There are two ways to do any job.

The right way and the wrong way.

Do it right everytime.




07:35AM | 05/03/07
Member Since: 03/08/06
192 lifetime posts
Wow, that is pretty bold to have the seller remove the floors. What do they want? Shag? What a shame, I don't blame you for wanting to save the wood.

I suppose you may be able to drill out the heads of some nails and see if you can remove the wood without it ripping through. Otherwise, the crowbar method may be the only way that I can think of.
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