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06-18-13, 10:23 PM   #1  
Some transition help

We removed a wall to open up the room and unfortunately we have to figure out how to fix the lack of hardwoods. Do you guys have any ideas?

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06-19-13, 03:36 AM   #2  
Common procedure is to remove some of the flooring on each side and 'lace' in the new wood so it doesn't look like a patch job. The bigger job is going to be finding the narrow wood to match.


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06-19-13, 03:53 AM   #3  
I agree with Marksr. You have your work cut out for you (no pun intended). Plan on removing a good amount of the flooring on either side of the removed wall in order to lay new flooring in a staggered fashion. I note there is unfloored area to the right. How much flooring will be needed to complete that section? How much hardwood exists in the two rooms on either side of the removed wall. Asking because it may be cheaper to remove all the hardwood flooring and start over. Unless you are experienced at staggering the flooring it will always look like a patch job, and finding matching flooring will prove a daunting task.

 
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06-19-13, 06:24 AM   #4  
We luckily found 1.5 inch unfinished oak floors to match from a small distributor. So we have to feather or lace anyways for the transition. How hard is it to cut them out an try to transition the gap? Any special tools we will need

 
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06-19-13, 08:59 AM   #5  
Set skil saw to the flooring depth and cut out a few of the boards to get you started. After that you should be able to pry up what you need to remove. You'll need to cut off the bottom half of the tongue on some of the boards in order to get them in place.


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