Cutting a floorboard can be a daunting task, but sometimes it’s necessary to get the perfect fit for your renovation. Whether you’re looking to resize your floorboard or cut it for a heating outlet, we’ve got you covered. In this article, we will guide you step-by-step on how to cut a floorboard without damaging it.

What You Will Need:

– Measuring tape
– Knife or a kitchen knife
– Straight edge
– Another piece of material as a backing

Step 1: Measure and Mark

Firstly, measure the desired length you want your floorboard to be using a measuring tape. Once you have determined the length, mark the board using a knife or a sharp object. Ensure that the markings are visible and in a straight line. Use another piece of material as backing, so you do not cut into the floor.

Step 2: Cut Along the Marked Line

Use a straight edge to guide you along the marked line. Line it up with the previous cuts that you made. A simple ruler, a metal straight edge, or even a sturdy piece of cardboard can work. Then, using a knife at a steep angle, cut along the line a couple of times until you see a groove that goes entirely through the board.

Step 3: Bend and Cut

If you haven’t cut the board fully, gently bend it, and cut along the groove from the opposite side. This will allow you to get a precise cut, without the risk of damaging the board.

Step 4: Clean Up

And just like that, you have a precisely cut floorboard! Clean up the edges using a knife or sandpaper if needed.

Tips on Cutting Floorboards

– Always use a sharp knife. This will ensure that the edges are clean and precise.
– Always use a backing material to avoid cutting into the floor.
– Use a steep angle when cutting the board to reduce damage to the styrene underneath.
– Always measure twice and cut once. It’s better to cut a little extra than cut too short.

Cutting a floorboard is not as difficult as it seems. If you follow these easy steps, you’ll be able to cut a precise board that will fit perfectly into your renovation project.

What’s Next?

We hope this article has helped you learn how to use simple ways to save on your utility bill. This in turn will help you on your energy and thermal efficiency retrofit journey to make your home more comfortable all year round, and reduce your costs and carbon emissions.  

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