Need help repairing floors

Old 12-05-20, 09:46 PM
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Need help repairing floors

Hey all,

I moved into a place back in March and a couple months in, I decided to get a new couch. After moving the old one, I found a pretty gnarly plank on the floor (and yes someone tried to nail it down).

I donít plant on moving out soon but I would prefer to deal with it sooner than later. Does anyone know 1. What kind of flooring this is, 2. How to repair individual planks and 3. If anyone recognizes this style? Hereís another photo.

Old 12-06-20, 02:53 AM
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Does anyone know 1. What kind of flooring this is,
That unfortunately is the first question back to you, impossible to make any suggestions without knowing what you have and looking at the picture would only be a guess.

Second question, do you have any spare pieces that were left behind, a closet where some pieces could be used?

Whatever it is, it's not repairable, it's going to have to be removed and replaced!
Old 12-06-20, 08:03 AM
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Styles and colors change constantly. Makes it hard to find matching pieces for repairs.
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That looks like a click lock vinyl floor. As others have mentioned. The first task is finding replacement planks. If you don't have some lying around already I'd call it quits. It's really, really hard (almost impossible) to identify a manufacturer or specific product without the original packaging to find replacement pieces.

If you are lucky enough to have some extra planks you'll need to remove the quarter round and maybe base molding from the closest three walls. Then starting at the wall CAREFULLY unhook/separate the pieces and lay them somewhere where you can place all the planks in the same position they came up from so you can put them back in the same location. Then when you get to the bad pieces simply replace them with the replacement pieces. Then put all the other strips back in their original positions and reinstall the moldings.
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Some/all of the click lock flooring can have a single board cut out and replaced. There are videos on how to do it, but the basic concept is to use a circular saw to cut an X through the plank, and use a knife to finish the cuts. This allows the piece to be pulled out. Then the lock strips are cut on two sides, so the new plank can be dropped in - and secured with a vinyl glue or superglue.

I've actually never gone through this process, but it sounds doable.

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