New hardwood floor planks too short

Discussion in 'Flooring and Tiling' started by tc jones, Nov 8, 2018.

  1. tc jones

    tc jones

    Nov 8, 2018
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    I have a 90ish year old house. I tore out some rotten hardwood floor planks in the area under the toilet. Subfloor is fine. The new hardwood floor planks are about an eight of an inch shorter than the original ones. Wondering if I can put something under the new hardwood floor that would not only raise the planks to the same height but also improve the waterproofing so the subfloor wouldn't get wet even if the toilet leaked. A fitted painted piece of plywood? Would it somehow impact the rest of the floor to have something under that area of floor?
    tc jones, Nov 8, 2018
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  2. tc jones


    Nov 13, 2018
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    Warrenton, North Carolina USA
    Do you know somebody with a planer? You could have the old planks milled to the same thickness as the new ones and in the process make them look like new.
    Silentrunning, Nov 13, 2018
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