Replacing couple of planks of T&G engineered floor

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Old 02-26-14, 10:27 AM
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Replacing couple of planks of T&G engineered floor

As a result of my, now fired contractor, I am forced to replace a couple of planks of engineered wood I installed few years ago.
I want to bring it as close as possible to the bathroom tile (the door in the pictures leads to the bathroom) and of course, avoid any visible gaps after I install the baseboard. No matter how careful i tried, i was unable to safe the "tongue" piese on the short part of the board. Really have a hard time imagining installing another board with those pieces saved anyway.
Searched on youtube and here, could not find a clear instruction on how to proceed.
What would you recommend doing?
Thanks in advance!
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Old 02-26-14, 11:36 AM
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I'm not sure I totally understand the question

You'd cut the bottom half of the groove off of the short pieces you need to install. Is that the problem? or is it something else?
 
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Old 02-26-14, 04:00 PM
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Thank you Marksr,

Yes that is my question.
What is the correct procedure to replace the missing pieces?
So, wherever i have the "tongue" on the original floor I cut the bottom portion of the "grove" on the replacement piece? And then glue on top and sides I assume.
Since part of the "tongue" is gone, should I use some kind of biscuits to rebuilt at least portion of it?

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Old 02-27-14, 04:07 AM
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No need to for a biscuit, the glue should be enough.
 
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Great, i will do that. Should i use the same (similar) glue i used during the original installation or something like liquid nails?
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Old 02-27-14, 07:09 AM
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I'm not all that knowledgeable about glue down or floating floors but would think the same adhesive would be fine. A thicker adhesive like liquid nail would only be beneficial if it was a loose fit.
 
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If you're working without a groove on the replacement pieces make sure you place some weight on top of the board seems. Otherwise you'll get a repair that looks like a repair. Realistically a few made to fit eight foot 2 x 4's work great as a ceiling wedge clamp..if the ceiling heights are standard...forces the new plank down where the seems will be the same vertical height. Naturally clean excess glue before doing so.

As I look at the pics, there's really no need to retrofit the groove, unless you have older glue wedged up underneath that's impossible to remove. Kind of lengthy to explain, but see how the first suggestion works.
 
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Is that a floating floor installation? If so, just use Titebond wood glue on the tongue and groove. If it's floating, you don't want to lock it down to the floor w/ liquid nails / PL adhesive.
 
 

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