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Im installing hardwood floor for the first time. I stripped the carpet and cushion and im down to the base boards now. However theres a section towards the end thats raised. Whats the best way to smooth it out so that the hardwood will look even during the install? Will a regular floor sander do the trick?

Hi
Fozzed is right but go for the electric planer it’ll be dusty whatever you use but you’ll still be getting the dust up this time next year if you use a sander, even one with a dust bag.
Ray. West York’s. U.K.

5 Responses to “Hardwood flooring installation?”

  1. fozzed Says:

    for hardwood i should think it would be easier with an industrial which you can hire,or an electric plane.
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  2. arfurchance Says:

    Hi
    Fozzed is right but go for the electric planer it’ll be dusty whatever you use but you’ll still be getting the dust up this time next year if you use a sander, even one with a dust bag.
    Ray. West York’s. U.K.
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  3. ii337 Says:

    It depends on how much its raised by, need more info.
    If its asudden jump then self levelling cement will fill the gap.
    There is surely a reason its raised…. check that, swelling,bad joists underneath etc.
    Neither planing nor sanding will get right to the edge anyway and then you have to chisel it away.

    Like I said, need more info
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  4. sonochino Says:

    we need why is raised? is it water damage that caused that? or maybe it could be a loose board. if its damaged i would recomend replacing the floor section and getting a new one if its not damage it could be a nail poping out. screw it to the joist and it will get even. floor installers always sand it before installing new wood.
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  5. boy boy Says:

    the way you say it you are putting the hardwood floor on top of the existing floor …..this wil cause a step in the floor at doorways ..not a good idea
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