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Historic Preservation - Technical Procedures
Replacing A Piece Of A Parquet Floor
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Wood Parquet Flooring
Replacing A Piece Of A Parquet Floor
REPLACING A PIECE OF A PARQUET FLOOR
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
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
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
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.
A. Anderson Hardwood Floors
P.O. Box 1155
Clinton, SC 29325
B. Bangkok Industries
4562 Worth St.
Philadelphia, PA 19124
C. Bruce Hardwood Floors
16803 Dallas Pkwy.
Dallas, TX 75248
D. Dimension Hardwood
113 Canal Street
Shelton, CT 06484
E. Quality Woods, Ltd.
P.O. Box 205
Lake Hiawatha, NJ 07034
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.
A. Tape Measure
B. Table saw or miter box
C. Mallet and chisel
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
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