I have a large room covered with engineered hardwood -- (specifically - Johnson hardwood forevertuff in canadian maple 1/2" thickness) It can't be refinished or sanded.
A very visible piece in the center of the room was damaged and dented by a dropped heavy object.
I was going to proceed in the following manner:
First, use my circular saw to cut along the nailed edge and tongued edges of the damaged piece and carefully remove it.
Second, get a new board the same size (The packages all contained boards in 5 distinct sizes and I have a box leftover). On the replacement board, I would cut the lower tongue portions off, then lay it on top of the opening, using floor adhesive to keep it fixed down.
Is this a bad plan?
My concerns are
Even though the pieces are the same length, there's enough discrepancy for the replacement to either be too big or too small despite appearing the same visually.
Will cutting the lower tongue off weaken the board structurally.
Should the adhesive be only in the tongues/grooves or should i remove the green underlayer of padding and expose subfloor where I should apply the floor adhesive.
The alternative is to take out a ton of boards to get to it and I don't envy that. At that point, I'll get a rug.