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Old 12-08-2011, 06:58 AM  
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Ok, so the now twisted planks need replacing (or can I just nail it down with finishing nails?)and I have created a space between the wall and flooring, there is just one thing, I cannot in some places create an expansion space because there is either a to narrow area or a heating basebord or sliding glass door, is this ok to ignore? Also, should I cut an 1/8 or 1/4 space at the threshold between rooms to create expansion space as well? I know if I do I could probably find a peice of moulding to cover it.



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Ok, so the now twisted planks need replacing (or can I just nail it down with finishing nails?)and I have created a space between the wall and flooring, there is just one thing, I cannot in some places create an expansion space because there is either a to narrow area or a heating basebord or sliding glass door, is this ok to ignore? Also, should I cut an 1/8 or 1/4 space at the threshold between rooms to create expansion space as well? I know if I do I could probably find a peice of moulding to cover it.
A case that would be quicker resolved if you can post up some photos
The pieces need to be changed out tacking them down wont do it.
The area that will hit the wall needs to be cut to have the space enough for the trim to hide gaps.
If the floor was installed and hitting the above thing you mentioned that was also not done correctly if you can't get to them there really isn't much you can do about it.
The floor should of been installed through out the rooms with no transition so no do not cut between rooms

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I hope these pictures help, Im hoping the bulge is not so bad that I can't simply use some nails to flatten the floor, I'll wait for your opinions. thanks!

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Yup! that is one ugly mess. Wood dosn't get longer or shorter, it gets wider and fatter. So the gap at the sides of the room are most important and if you are not lucky enough to have the ends of boards poking under the radiator , cutting a gap in the threshold may be required, but no one wants to suggest that.
The cupped board have absorbed moisture from below and have to dry the same way and will likely never lay flat again.
If you can get repacement boards, get them and leave them in the house for a week before doing anything. After they have been in the house, if you are changing three boards measure the distance between the good boards that will be left and measure the width of three new boards and see how they compare.

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In the weeks you have been talking and talking about this it alll could have been removed and replaced with engineered hardwood 5 times.
Stop talking about pounding it down and nailing it, if your going to do it go ahead and try it and get it over with. Once it does not work do as we all have suggested over and over and remove and replace.
My guess is no one told you how to remove that section of flooring without damaging the other pieces on the sides of it. Now you broken off the tongue and gouged up the flooring anyway.

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In the weeks you have been talking and talking about this it alll could have been removed and replaced with engineered hardwood 5 times.
Stop talking about pounding it down and nailing it, if your going to do it go ahead and try it and get it over with. Once it does not work do as we all have suggested over and over and remove and replace.
My guess is no one told you how to remove that section of flooring without damaging the other pieces on the sides of it. Now you broken off the tongue and gouged up the flooring anyway.
True if your really hesitant about doing in then hire some one you will have to take up a few pieces to get to the really bad one this is for ant type of t&g floor.
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Your just not replacing 1 or 2 planks you will need to replace like 5 the least.

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So, after replacing almost a whole bundle of planks, and polyurathaning it, the floor is still raised where the doors touch it, its better, but I'm worried that with summer humidity and some rain storms I may be back to where I started.

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How long has this floor been in the house.

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Has been down for at least two years, I think they installed it shortly before I bought the place.



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