If floor damage requires replacement of strips or
planks, the steps for the procedure are as follows:
4. Remove the lower part of the groove of the new
closure strip or plank. (See fig. 7-2, view D.)
5. Insert the tongue of the closure into the groove
1. Make two longitudinal cuts in the damaged strip
of the adjoining board, and nail with two eightpenny
or plank. (See fig. 7-2, view A.)
annular ring finishing nails through the top surface.
2. Remove the section between the two cuts by
When possible, the end joints should be located so the
cutting the strip with a chisel at midpoint. (See fig. 7-2,
nails will enter the joist. In new closure areas of flooring
laid in mastic on concrete, remove the existing mastic
3. Remove the remainder of the damaged strip,
and apply new mastic of the type recommended by the
taking care not to damage the tongues and grooves of
flooring manufacturer before installing the new closure.
adjoining boards. (See fig. 7-2, view C.)
6. Set exposed nails. (See fig. 7-2, view E.)
Figure 7-2.Method of replacing tongue-and-groove flooring.