I guess I'm lucky that I work with guys who in tall hardwood floors...Butt joints are used all the time, and with no problem. Here are a few examples of how a transition is normally accomplished, and another example of laying a boarder. In none of these is a spline used. It isn't used for two reasons. The first being that it just isn't needed. The second is that more damage could be done by attempting to put a groove in for a spline.
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Back to your post #12 . I wouldn't recommend butt jointing. I have the same issue considering putting addition hardwood in a beroom.. routing for a spline is the way I know to do it correctly..I won't argue the point I only hope the poster understands that the end groove is not necessary and that he doesn't try to somehow put a groove in the existing boards. I will leave this last video in hopes that it will help others understand how to do a floor repair in the real world.
In this video, Scott Sidler teaches Justin about his selection method for choosing boards and guides Justin through the installation.www.finehomebuilding.com
I guess you'll have to ask the one who brought it up..If he’s talking about vinyl or laminate flooring then yes, they have tongues/grooves on both ends. But then, he a) doesn’t understand the difference between hardwood flooring and laminate and b) who the hell routs laminate slats ??
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