Looks like I didn't have a perfectly level subfloor and now, there's a slight inflection (peak) in the finished installation of the 1/2" inch engineered maple hardwood floor.

Other detail, my girlfriend thinks I'm insane with this. She's probably right.

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    Looks more like a manufacturing or installation defect to me. – Carey Gregory Aug 1 '16 at 0:29
  • Is there really something solid underneath there or does it flex if you stand on it? – brhans Aug 1 '16 at 1:40
  • @brhans it's solid – Matt Aug 1 '16 at 1:43
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    It looks like what happens when the ends are driven together too tight. This one is the worst, others suggest being driven a bit too tight as well – Jack Aug 1 '16 at 2:24
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    Throw a rug on it and move along. I know you can see it now, but in time, you'll learn to ignore it. – Aloysius Defenestrate Aug 1 '16 at 13:26

Matt, your install looks good. Replace the board, should take a whole 20 mins takes us 5-7 mins. You might realize something small was under the wood. Worse case, you replace both and issue is gone. Remember to rip the bottom of the groove.

  • Tangentially-related: how on earth do you replace a tongue-in-groove board in 20 minutes? Is there a secret handshake? – 3Dave Aug 6 '16 at 2:23

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