Re: Hardwood Floors
Depends on the type of flooring and how it was installed.
Vintage flooring was nothing more than strips of wood butted together and face nailed. That gave way to T&G flooring that is blind nailed - usually through the tongue side. Both of these floors can be taken up with little or no damage if time and care is taken. A flat bar type crowbar (Wonderbar is one brand name ) would be the best tool.
Now-a-days with the advent of laminates and engineered flooring you'll have T&G planks that will likely be glued together, yet not have any fasteners holding it down. There's only one way to get this out and that's through destruction. New forms of Pergo use an interlocking T&G that requires no glue, so if this is the case they can be disassembled without damage.
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