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« on: February 20, 2011, 07:45:34 AM »

I was wondering if anybody has had to repair a section of hardwood flooring in their coach. 

I have about a 1-1/2 - 2 foot wide area in front of the refrigerator that has buckled due to an old fridge leak.  Fridge has been repaired, but the engineered wood flooring has buckled in that area.

Should I try to repair just the affected area or is that going to be more trouble than it's worth?  Other option is to replace all the wood flooring.

I was thinking if I could find the exact same thickness flooring, I could pull away the damaged boards and patch it.  Just hope there is no sub-floor damage.

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« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2011, 08:25:29 AM »

Even if you had spare stock of the original flooring, you are never going to get a perfect match.  I guess the answer depends on what you can live with.  Patch it up as best you can and use a rug over it, or replace the entire floor.
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« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2011, 02:35:13 PM »

I think you're right.  The original hardwood is a little worn and new would stick out like a sore thumb unless I replace it all.
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« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2011, 03:30:57 PM »

Is this real wood out laminate that you are referring to? If laminate, most will match fairly close. If real wood there might be a slight difference but can usually be adjusted by light steel wooling, little stain, and polishing with paste wax, not liquid!
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« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2011, 03:55:58 PM »

It is not laminate, it appears to be engineered wood flooring because the top veneer layer has buckled away from the plywood base.  If I can find the same color and width, I might give matching it a shot.

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« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2011, 04:27:29 PM »

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« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2011, 05:51:26 PM »

Marc -

I have 3 words: OEM  Smiley

Mine is like new, easy to clean and... I just like it. Kinda retro, ya' know?  Anyway, I've got cartons of flooring (some oak 'floating' type and some darker (mahogany?) laminate. If same width (and depth) you can have the lot.

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« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2011, 06:11:43 PM »

Marc -

I have 3 words: OEM  Smiley

Mine is like new, easy to clean and... I just like it. Kinda retro, ya' know?  Anyway, I've got cartons of flooring (some oak 'floating' type and some darker (mahogany?) laminate. If same width (and depth) you can have the lot.

Nellie

Very generous offer.  I will have to dig some of it up to see exactly what thickness and width it is and make sure the subfloor is okay.

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« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2011, 09:33:13 PM »

When you said buckled..  I thought yea sub floor gone and an in depth repair.  If the top flooring is just de-laminating or peeling up off it's substrate it is just a patch job to match as best you can or can live with.
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« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2011, 10:19:29 PM »

How about repacing it with a tile accent?
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« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2011, 11:31:49 PM »

GRRRSNAZELFRITZZ!!!!  Niles beat me to it....dang.  Often getting a match is impossible and getting it "close" yields an eye sore.  Cut the patch back till you are into solid material.  Put in slate or tile or whatever....just make sure if it is wood that it is distinctly different in color.  New wood will  glare if set in old even slightly worn wood.  No matter what you drop on slate the item will break.  Water glasses to bowling balls...never fails.  But I got it in my home cause it just looks good....and was cheap to me.

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« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2011, 06:58:06 AM »

How about repacing it with a tile accent?

Only bad thing about it is that it is right up next to the transition that already goes from wood to tile.  So I would have another mismatch.

I do think it is just the veneer peeling off the boards, not damage underneath, but I might be wrong. 

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« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2011, 07:16:00 AM »

My brother has some stuff that he used in his house that looks like tile but is a snap together product. I was there 4 times before i found out that it wasn't tile He said that even tile people thought it was real tile. He also used it in his motorhome.  He got it at Lowe's, said he thought it was made by Dupont.....a little softer than tile so your glass objects might survive a fall. Grin
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« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2011, 08:36:28 AM »

My brother has some stuff that he used in his house that looks like tile but is a snap together product. I was there 4 times before i found out that it wasn't tile He said that even tile people thought it was real tile. He also used it in his motorhome.  He got it at Lowe's, said he thought it was made by Dupont.....a little softer than tile so your glass objects might survive a fall. Grin

A Busnut near me (can't remember the name) used that in his conversion and it looks great.  I think it is called luxury vinyl.

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