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 Post subject: Repair of Bruce "lock and fold" flooring
PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:12 pm 
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Hello, I could really use some advice.

I had some water damage in my condo and am replacing a section of flooring. The flooring is Bruce "lock and fold". The issue I am facing is that my damage is on the right side of a large room, but the flooring is designed to be installed from right to left, not left to right. What stops me is that there are interlocking features at the ends of each board, and one side goes over the next board and one side goes under. If working in the wrong direction, you can't really get the end of the board under the end of the adjacent board (without seriously risky bending).

If I pulled up additional planks, I could unlock the entire floor and then replace everything cleanly, but this would require removing 10 or 20 times as much flooring as the damaged area, so not a very desirable option.

Does anyone have some advice on repairing this kind of flooring? There are also a few spots that are single boards I would like to replace, but I have not found a good example of how to do this (getting the damaged board out is easy enough). Would I need to saw off the interlocking features on three sides of the board and leave one tongue (lengthwise)?

This is the flooring I'm using. It's 5" lock and fold from Bruce.
http://www.bruce.com/hardwood/EWT30LG.asp

Any help would be highly appreciated! Thank you,
-Clint


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 Post subject: Re: Repair of Bruce "lock and fold" flooring
PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:56 pm 
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Hey Ken, here's a good idea for a video.

Gtg501r, yes I go backwards all the time with lock n fold type floors. Some time you have to do a rotate lock maneuver on the plank. Obviously it is easier without the floor already installed to go back wards.

Here's a video for replacement of a click floor, similar to any laminate or vinyl click plank. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDVCgu7VltA

Ken, 269,833 views
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sp0OxV04AJo

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 Post subject: Re: Repair of Bruce "lock and fold" flooring
PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:14 am 
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Hey Ken, here's a good idea for a video.


You know the constant problem. Lack of jobs to shoot. Limited time nowadays too. Had fun with that job of yours. Never did figure out that camera. Now I use a simple Canon Ti-3.


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