Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Replacing the Termite Damaged Wood on the Kitchen Floor

A large portion of the downstairs hardwood floor was lost due to termite damage.  We harvested all that we could from that floor to use as replacements for repairs on other damaged portions of the hardwood floors.  The wood floors in the house are made of Longleaf Pine which is not easy to find these days. 

The upstairs kitchen had termite damage where the refrigerator leaked.  The water attracted the termites to the area.

Damaged floor boards removed, and the subfloor was built up in the spot where the termites ate the subfloor as well.

There was also termite damage to the bottom of the stud.

The bottom of the stud was replaced with an new piece of wood.  The replacement floor boards were cut to the correct length and fitted.

The tongue and groove floor.

Nailing the wood floor to the subfloor.

The floor is repaired.

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