Repair Termite Hole in Hardwood Floor

2 Materials
30 Minutes

Termites may be important for the ecosystem, but no homeowner would ever be happy finding these insects crawling around their home. These creatures are capable of causing great destruction to homes and of course, their favorite hardwood floors. Repairs of these damages can be quite costly. Fortunately, some termite damage to hardwood floors can be salvaged without replacing the hardwood.

Check out how we repaired this termite damage in hardwood floor without removing and replacing the whole board!

Read this guide for advice on how to get rid of termites naturally before repairing the damage.

Step 1: Isolate the hole in the hardwood floor.

Step 2: Shape the filler piece of wood to fill the hole.   

Step 3: Install the filler wood piece and wait for the epoxy to dry.

Step 4: Shave the filler wood to be leveled with the hardwood floor.

Step 5: Add stain and grain marks to the filler wood piece.

Step 6: Wait for the wood stain to dry.

Finished! Where did the termite damaged hole in the hardwood go?

Suggested materials:
  • Stain
  • Painters tape
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  • Deborah Thelen Deborah Thelen on May 28, 2017

    Could the same thing be done to fix a laminate floor?

  • Melissa Melissa on Jan 23, 2020

    I would like to know what kind of epoxy wood filler you used. Did you fill the hole then add the wood? Also, did you finish after staining with polyurethane?

  • Ann Mullinax Paxton Ann Mullinax Paxton on Jul 16, 2022

    A piece of my laminate flooring is coming up. How do I fix it

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