10 years ago, i installed this floor in oak strips...8'x 5" I believe. From my
living room thru the dining room and into a narrow galley type of kitchen. A
heavy microwave dropped as it was being moved and made a mess right in the
center of the kitchen floor. I would like to replace that part with leftovers
from the installation..how does one go about it. Its all so tight, which brings
me the thought of doing it in the fall or winter rather than the summer,
because of wood expanding and contracting, according to the seasons.
A few years ago I laid down Ikea Tundra laminate flooring in my kitchen. It
was just about the cheapest stuff out there, and comes with a 15 year
warranty. After putting it down I noticed a 2"x2" dark spot in the "beech"
colored laminate. It looked like dirty dried up glue (this was the
glue-together Tundra flooring). But nothing would get it up. I let it go for
about 6 months or so and then got around to calling Ikea. They sent a
contractor out. The guy didn't believe me that it wouldn't come up (I tried
EVERYTHING - even the stuff they say don't try, like goof-off, a razor
blade, etc). He shows up with mineral spirits. Bahahaha.
To make this long story shorter....he decided he needed to replace the
board. He asked me if I had any extras. I told him no I did not (I did
though). He said that the Ikea stopped making that color and that he'd have
to replace the entire floor. So, he did. Took about a year of constant
nagging to get him back out to rip up and replace the floor, but he finally
did it! The reason it took so long is because I didn't have my receipt. Ugh.
No surprise it took em so long. But they did say initially they'd do it, so
once they said that I held em to it.
Anyways, the guy did tell me after he replaced the whole floor, that if he
could have found an extra single board he would have tried to replace just
that, but it's very tricky he said and sometimes it doesn't turn out very
good. He said I got lucky that Ikea was forced to replace my whole floor
because they didn't make these boards anymore.....
Flash forward a few months later...I walk into the store and they have the
flooring, in my color. LOL
A couple of years later and the floor is great by the way. Holding up
wonderfully. And now Ikea doesn't sell the glue-together stuff I found out.
Now it is all click-together. Anyone used that?
You can replace this anytime during the year. You want to acclimate the
stock you will use in the same room for 4 days, lay flat, do not stand it up
leaning or otherwise.
You need a hammer, punch/nail set, drill & bit, circular saw, chisel,
pliers, loose tongue, router & bit, shim material such as paper drywall
tape, glue, weights such as bagged sand.
If you have all the tools, I believe Pergo sells a tape that shows the
basics on how to replace. Replacing planks & tiles really isn't for
beginners, but if you have some basic carpentry skills go for it. Otherwise
expect to pay approx. $150 minimum for 1 plank, and $30 for each over one
with you supplying the planks.
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