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Historic Preservation - Technical Procedures

Spectitle:

Replacing A Piece Of A Parquet Floor

Procedure code:

0957001R

Source:

Hspg Prepared For Nps - Sero

Division:

Finishes

Section:

Wood Parquet Flooring

Last Modified:

02/24/2012

Details:

Replacing A Piece Of A Parquet Floor



REPLACING A PIECE OF A PARQUET FLOOR


PART 1---GENERAL

1.01 SUMMARY

    A.   This procedure includes guidance on repairing a parquet
         floor by installing a replacement piece where one is
         deteriorated or missing.

    B.   A parquet floor consists of small wood pieces arranged in
         decorative patterns.

    C.   See 01100-07-S for general project guidelines to be
         reviewed along with this procedure.  These guidelines
         cover the following sections:

         1.   Safety Precautions

         2.   Historic Structures Precautions

         3.   Submittals

         4.   Quality Assurance

         5.   Delivery, Storage and Handling

         6.   Project/Site Conditions

         7.   Sequencing and Scheduling

         8.   General Protection (Surface and Surrounding)

         These guidelines should be reviewed prior to performing
         this procedure and should be followed, when applicable,
         along with recommendations from the Regional Historic
         Preservation Officer (RHPO).

1.02 DELIVERY, STORAGE, AND HANDLING

    A.   Storage and Protection:

         1.   Every effort must be made to use and reuse
              materials that are original to the structure.  When
              removed from their rightful place, these materials
              must be stored under cover inside the building
              where they cannot be damaged.

         2.   If many pieces are to be removed, mark pieces
              inconspicuously in a consistent manner as to their
              original location.  Document original position and
              label accordingly.

         3.   If salvage material is to be used, treat it as new
              or original material with regard to its storage.

         4.   If new material must be used, keep it dry during
              delivery, storage and handling.  Do not allow it to
              be stored in contact with damp surfaces.


PART 2---PRODUCTS

2.01 MANUFACTURERS

    A.   Anderson Hardwood Floors
         P.O. Box 1155
         Clinton, SC  29325
         803/833-6250

    B.   Bangkok Industries
         4562 Worth St.
         Philadelphia, PA  19124
         215/537-5800

    C.   Bruce Hardwood Floors
         16803 Dallas Pkwy.
         Dallas, TX  75248
         214/931-3100

    D.   Dimension Hardwood
         113 Canal Street
         Shelton, CT  06484
         203/735-3343

    E.   Quality Woods, Ltd.
         P.O. Box 205
         Lake Hiawatha, NJ  07034
         201/584-7554

2.02 MATERIALS

    A.   Replacement wood piece to make the original (see wood
         flooring suppliers in Section 2.01 above); match size,
         type, thickness and species.

    B.   Wood glue:  Available from hardware store.

    C.   Parquet nails

    D.   Wood putty to fill holes:  Available from hardware store;
         Tint to match existing wood.

2.03 EQUIPMENT

    A.   Tape Measure

    B.   Table saw or miter box

    C.   Mallet and chisel

    D.   Plane

    E.   Sandpaper

    F.   Hammer


PART 3---EXECUTION

3.01 PREPARATION

    A.   Surface Preparation:

         1.   Adjacent surfaces and permanent equipment must be
              masked or covered during repair and maintenance.
              Coverings must be adhered without adhesive tape or
              nails.  Impervious sheeting that produces
              condensation shall not be used.

         2.   To find replacements for missing parquet pieces,
              try salvaging from inconspicuous parts similar
              parquet flooring in other parts of the building
              such as closets or under radiators.  Replacement in
              the inconspicuous places can be done with other
              stock.  Replacement pieces can also be obtained
              from a flooring supplier that sells parquet pieces
              or from a lumberyard that sells hardwoods.

3.02 ERECTION, INSTALLATION, APPLICATION

    A.   To measure replacement pieces, use an existing piece of
         the same type for a pattern.  To cut the pieces, set up
         a jig on a table saw or use a miter box.

    B.   Installing the new piece:

         1.   Clean and square up the surrounding area with a
              sharp chisel.  If the original underlay remains,
              leave it for better glue adhesion.

         2.   Make a trial fit with the new piece and trim as
              required.

         3.   With a very sharp tool, carefully plane and/or sand
              the replacement piece down to level with the
              surrounding area.  The sharp tool enables one to
              use less pressure and have more control.

         4.   Glue and nail the replacement piece in place.  Use
              parquet nails and nail all but the smallest pieces.
              Fill the nail holes and finish to match existing.

                             END OF SECTION