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How to Repair Hardwood Flooring

Host Amy Devers shows how to repair damaged hardwood flooring.

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  • Time

    Day

  • Price Range

    $100 - $250

  • Difficulty

    Moderate

Highlights:

Step 1: Remove Damaged Pieces of Flooring

Use pry bar to remove damaged pieces of flooring and vacuum any debris left over from the removal process.

use pry bar to remove damaged pieces of flooring

Step 2: Put Vapor Barrier in Place

Cut vapor barrier to size and staple into place using a staple gun. Use a hammer to flatten staples into place.

cut vapor barrier to size and staple into place

Step 3: Nail Boards Into Place

Face-nail each board into place. After all the boards are nailed, use wood putty to cover each nail.

face nail each board into place

Step 4: Sand the Boards

Sand the boards with an orbital sander in preparation for the stain.

sand boards with an orbital sander

Step 5: Stain the Wood

Stain the wood using a rag and wood stain appropriate for the type of wood used in the flooring.

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