Expanding engineered hardwood use

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Old 03-13-17, 08:52 AM
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Expanding engineered hardwood use

Seven years ago when we moved into our house, the main level was split between engineered hardwood floor and carpet. We want to replace the carpet with the same hardwood floor. Can anyone give me step by step guide to loosen the already laid flooring so that I can integrate the new flooring. See the photo below showing the carpet/hardwood joint. Thanks!

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Old 03-13-17, 12:59 PM
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I guess the first question is have you found the same wood?

I recently replaced my foyer wood because after 8 years it was no longer available and I didnt want different styles next to each other.

Beyond that you are going to have to do some exploring to figure how the original was installed, glued or nailed.

If glued the wood will be pretty much be destroyed pulling up, if nailed it should come apart with minimal issues.

Another option would be to install a threshold at the edge and then just do the other room.
 
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Old 03-13-17, 04:41 PM
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Here's a link to the installation instructions. You should be able to just reverse the process.

http://www.fastfloors.com/install/wo...neered_all.pdf

I don't like to refer questions to instructions but this is a good overview of the process.

The same web site also has T-molding that can be used as a threshold like Marq1 said.
 
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Yes, we found the same floor. It might have slight age variation due to different year of mfg, but it looks very very close.

I believe it is installed as a floating floor, so are probably glued together, but not down to subfloor. Will that be difficult to get apart? Will the pieces be reusable?
 
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So floating floor vs nailed down vs glued down.

A floating wood floor will have the tongue and groove glued together so attempting to separate the boards will probably be difficult.

You may have to remove the floor back into the hallway so that everything this side is new, assuming you can get a clean separation between boards in the hallway.

A "T" molding is an option, the hall would not be disturbed and new wood in carpet area.

My option of a threashold piece would be a single strip of wood along the existing floor with new wood in carpet area. But that would be dependent on a tongue/groove existing along the carpet edge.

Sorry, not the simple easy solution you were looking for!
 
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Floating click lock or floating glued to each other?
 
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Installation: Glue/Staple/Nail/Float

Is there such a thing as 1/2 locking engineered wood?
 
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