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janescasey
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Posted: August 12, 2008 4:18 PM

Is it possible to cut out a piece of flooring to replace it? It is near the middle of the floor and I would have to dissemble half the floor to get to it. Is there a special saw to do this and any tools that will help get the new plank into place?
JimLaeger
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Posted: August 21, 2008 3:30 PM

RE: Need to replace a piece of laminate
It is possible but I would highly reccomend that you consider hiring a professional to accomplish this. The best method would be to remove the flooring, install the new board and then re-install.
janescasey
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Posted: August 29, 2008 5:39 PM

RE: Need to replace a piece of laminate
Not what I wanted to hear, but I appreciate the truth. I'll hire a pro. Any idea what I should pay for the job?
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Posted: September 2, 2008 1:34 AM

RE: Need to replace a piece of laminate
I agree with Jim 100%. Replacing planks can be tricky, especially if it's a glued together floor. The cost will likely vary some by region. For most repair jobs, if it takes two hours or less an installer is likely to charge a "minimum." In Alaska, minimums range from $100-$200.00. If you go through a retailer you are going to pay whatever the installer's minimum charge is plus the retailer's mark-up.

If the floor is a snap-together floor, you could replace the plank easily yourself. All of the cuts have already been made and you'll be surprised how fast you can get the floor pulled apart and put back together. Be careful not to damage the edges of the good boards while removing them.
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