How to replace a plank?

When a floorboard is damaged (impact, hole, ...), it should be replaced to prevent the rest of the wood floor from deteriorating. See our tips on how to replace a floorboard.

What tools are needed to replace a floorboard?

  • A circular saw
  • A woodworking chisel
  • A hammer
  • A heavy weight or object
  • Wood adhesive such as Panaget Presto BIB
  • A drill
  • A pencil 
  • A block
  • A ruler

The different steps to replace a floorboard

To find out how to replace a floorboard, follow the steps below.

Cut out the damaged floorboard

  • Drill 4 holes in the corners of the damaged board 1.5cm from the edge;
  • Using a ruler and a pencil, connect the 4 holes to create a cutting line.
  • Using the plunge saw, cut the thickness of the blade along the rectangular lines that connect the 4 holes.

Remove the damaged floorboard

  • Take your woodworking chisel and place it in one of the grooves made using the circular saw.
  • Strike the chisel with a hammer so that it penetrates the groove and use it to pry out the middle part of the floorboard.
  • Then remove the remaining 1.5 cm edges using the woodworking chisel. Vacuum all the debris thoroughly

Fit the new floorboard

  • Remove the bottom flange of the grooves and the end tongue.
  • Apply wood adhesive to the tongues of the adjacent floorboards. 
  • Fit the replacement floorboard and tap it with a block and hammer so that the adhesive soaks in properly. 
  • Leave a weight on the floorboard for 24 to 48 hours until the adhesive has dried.

You now have all you need to know to be able to replace a floorboard in record time! And if in doubt, don't hesitate to call on our Panaget network expert craftsmen who will be able to advise you.