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Old 04-29-2014, 04:06 PM   #1
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Parquet?

OK, I might be in a bit of a bind. The PO put down oak parquet flooring long before I got the trailer and they installed it around the existing sink cabinet. Since I am in the process of replacing the cabinet with my own custom version, I have "holes" in the flooring that I need to fill. To make matters worse, they glued down the old stuff, so pulling it all up and putting down something else really isn't an option since it would be a ton of work and would probably tear up the subfloor.

I started looking around and it seems that these 6x6" tiles are no longer made. Lumber liquidators, the big box stores and online did not lead to anything. So I'm keeping my fingers crossed somebody has a few (3 or 4) of the 6" square tiles kicking around from a home improvement job. I'd be happy to pay the shipping and whatever you're asking price is as long as its reasonable. The flooring is a light colored oak, probably about 1/4 to 3/8 inches thick. Thanks in advance.




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Old 04-29-2014, 04:23 PM   #2
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I'd just rip some strips of oak and glue them in. Then I'd sand it and finish it with polyurethane or laquer. The trick would be getting the finishes to match. But with a little experimenting, you can do it.
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Any decent cabinet shop should be able to help get the appropriate raw wood and make you some strips....
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Old 04-29-2014, 05:24 PM   #4
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Thanks, but I can make strips if I need to. Was hoping somebody might have a few unused tiles kicking around. I'm already behind the 8 ball trying to get this thing back on the road so we can get some use out of it.
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Old 04-29-2014, 07:37 PM   #5
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It is unfortunate that they glued the parquet flooring down so well. This is one reason why I installed a cork floating floor over my solid subfloor. When I decide to change it out, I can remove the entire floor in less than an hour and install something else.

I would use a sharp chissel and/or a vibrating tool and remove the floor at the adhesive line so that you don't damage the subfloor. It will be a lot of work, but it has got to come out.

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Ok.... One more suggestion. Try your local Habitat for Humanity Restore....or such like. They often have leftovers like this in small quantities. I believe there's one in Portsmouth.....
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You might also try a flooring re-claimer or recycler/vintage yard in your area. We ripped up an old parquet floor a few years ago that was bought up. This one is in Richmond.

E.T. Moore Lumber - antique and reclaimed wood flooring, moulding, heart pine
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I am in the process of replacing that exact flooring in my house and will be ripping up the floor this week. I should have more than enough to meet your needs.
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I am in the process of replacing that exact flooring in my house and will be ripping up the floor this week. I should have more than enough to meet your needs.
Thanks for the offer, I got some and patched in the floor a little while ago. You might want to hold on to any decent tiles, given the scarcity, they may be worth something.
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