Replace floorboards can be daunting especially if they are damaged or badly stained. But with a few basic tools and some inside knowledge, replacing a floorboard is much easier than you think. The secret includes having the right tools for the job and applying some simple techniques so you don’t break your back, your bank account or the floorboard.
Mark a line where the old floorboard needs to be cut and removed. If your floor is attached to joists (the lengths of wood running underneath the floor), you need to remove the old floorboard at the joist line so you can nail the new floorboard in place on the joist. If your floor is attached to a subfloor (a solid piece of board or wood) then you need only remove the part of the floorboard that needs replacing.
Saw the floorboard at the marked line, using a floorboard saw or hand saw, and remove the damaged portion of the old board. Be careful not to damage adjacent boards with the saw.