because this other person saw the flooring and we can only read about it. so there might be things that we do not know because we did not see it.
So, I will tread lightly on this topic. If you have the same size planks, the same species of wood, and the same configuration, then why could you not repair the bad section? This only makes sence to me.
I have done this many of times. Why fix something that aint broke? excuse my lyrics.