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.