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8th Apr 2012, 03:06 PM
We have just pulled up the old tiles from out kitchen. Our kitchen is small 6sm and I was lucky enough to find enough spare floorboards under the house to extend the t & g flooring from the rest of the house into the kitchen.
Just wondering if anyone had any advice on how I can join the new floor to the old, should I cut back every second board of the existing floor to stagger the join?
Any advice would be appreciated
8th Apr 2012, 04:26 PM
Go to Dustys site Clint Fudge: Floor Sanding & Polishing (http://www.clintfudgefloorsanding.com.au/) and click on floor repairs should give you some ideas
8th Apr 2012, 06:06 PM
Is it just a illusion or is the old floor a lot lower than a board thickness than the new floor ? If you can marry the two on the same level then cutting back into the new floor with the newer floor is do able but you could also put a fancy dressed feature threshold across the section in the pic and start from scratch. That would make the new floor much easier to finish too. Depends on how much work you want to do and your capabilities
9th Apr 2012, 12:40 AM
Thanks some good photos and info one his site. My capabilities are low (first time doing any flooring) but willing to give anything a try. We are planning on doing a big reno in the next few years so all the flooring will most likely come back out anyway.
Yes the old floor in the kitchen is lower, at the opening where the join is the old floor is between 3cm and 5cm below the new floor (because the old floor slopes across the room). The old floor also slopes down towards the back of the house by about 5cm over a distance of 1.8m.
Because of all the slopes and inconsistencies on the old floor I have decided that if I can do an invisible repair across the join that will give the best result, rather than having two independent floors. I spent most of today dealing with the slope of the old floor so I now have a level base to work on.
9th Apr 2012, 12:49 AM
Good luck with it. Not a easy repair. Is the old floor ( existing) secret nailed or floating / glued ? Get yourself a good multitool and be careful and patient
9th Apr 2012, 01:47 AM
Thanks I'll post back some pics when I finish. I have only managed to take up one small piece of the existing floor and have found both glue and nails. Yes seems like patience is the key as it is easy to damage the tongue and groove on the surrounding boards.
16th Apr 2012, 12:27 AM
Good luck with it. Not a easy repair.
Thanks you were right about that. I broke two of the grooves (by standing on them) and had to keep cutting further back in.
Here's how it turned out.
Is there any chance I will be able to blend the new stain into the old?
16th Apr 2012, 09:43 AM
Result ! How are the new boards fixed ? The staining bit is right out of my ball park but I would say its difficult. Then again, good floor guys can work miracles. I'd PM Dusty for advice.
16th Apr 2012, 12:24 PM
New boards are secret nailed to battens every 450. Room sloped down and to the side so was tricky to get level but time well spent.
I found a tin of jarrah spa-n-deck acrylic wood finish under the house, it looks like what was put down previoulsy although it says on the tins it's for exterior use so not sure, will try a sample later.
16th Apr 2012, 10:04 PM
Looking at the pics it appears to be oil based poly. I wouldnt be putting spa & deck down. Take a sample of the old floor to Bunnings and check out their sample boards. Not ideal but a good place to start
3rd May 2012, 12:11 AM
Ended up going with a water based poly, after 3 coats it is close enough to live with for now, until we do a full reno.
3rd May 2012, 08:03 AM
The board cut in turned out great. Well done.
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