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Replacing tongue and groove floorboard

Discussion in 'Wood / Woodwork / Carpentry' started by MattB83, 2 Aug 2020 at 2:11 AM.

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    Following on from another post about an electrician leaving an uneven circular cut-out in about 5 points along a couple of floorboards. I'm now wondering about the best way to replace.

    I'm assuming I could use a cutting tool to take out the required sections between joists and replace short sections. I'm assuming it will be difficult to get a perfect finish as the whole point of tongue and groove is that it fits together. Is there a 'proper' way to replace a single board?
     
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    You can cut out the board and before replacing cut off the bottom groove on the female side, this allows the board to fit back so the appearance is maintained.
     
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    Ahhh thank you. Do I need to cut off the tongue on the new board?
     
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    No should be able to slide it in provided next board groove is clear .
     
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    Thank you. Sorry one further question if you have time... Would it be foolish to replace a very short length I.e. between 2-3 joists? I'm.assuming a longer section would be more stable?
     
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    It’s fine as long as end sit on joist.
     
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