Hole in hardwood flooring...how to patch?

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Old 10-25-13, 11:46 AM
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Question Hole in hardwood flooring...how to patch?

I have a hole in some hardwood flooring. It is perpendicular to the direction of the boards & spans 4 boards. So maybe 2 inches by 8 inches. It looks like a clean/deliberate cut because I can't see the ridges that help the boards lock up. Right now I just have expanding foam in there but wondering how would the pros fix that up?
 
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Old 10-25-13, 01:46 PM
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A pic or two would be helpful. Normally you remove the damaged boards and lace in some new ones.
 
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Old 10-26-13, 07:55 AM
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Ok, so I wouldn't just be patching the hole, you're saying I need to remove the whole board & put in a proper sized one. Didn't realize taking out the non-damaged portion.
 
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Usually if you just plug the hole - you wind up with a patch that you'll always see, maybe one that your eye is drawn to Lacing in a new board [s] along with proper finishing helps to make it look like the hole was never there.
 
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Old 10-26-13, 08:24 PM
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Got it. Figured there may have been something similar to a drywall patch for hardwood flooring but I guess not. Thanks.
 
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Old 10-27-13, 04:21 AM
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If you planned to cover the hardwood with another floor covering - it would be ok to just plug the hole. You could cut and insert a small piece of wood to fill the hole as a temporary fix but for it to look right - new [or salvaged] wood needs to be laced in.
 
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