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Prefinished hardwood floors is it ok to spline in the middle of the room.

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I was wondering if it is ok to start in the middle of a room and spline back the other direction after one side is done. Im doing it this way because it is an insurance job and i need to fit around fire place trim. Planning on putting wood glue in the tongue and grove for strength thank you.
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Absolutely, do it all the time. Actually every time in large open areas as it cuts your expansion in half.
Iv'e always wondered why the floor mills don't make board with a tongue on both sides to make changing directions easier...Id keep a few bundles in the shop...who's with me?..
Yep, wondered the same thing myself. Heck, they could charge twice as much for 'em and it would be worth it to me. I can make my own splines and do most of the time, but it takes time....
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