I recently pulled up old carpet to find well preserved old hardwood underneath. It has now been sanded and refinished and I have encountered a challenge - there are 2 floor outlets in the living room that the previous owners had just covered with regular plastic wall plates (they're both rectangular metal junction boxes). Now that the carpet is gone, I thought that I could use a floor outlet kit and replace all the inner parts and use the new sturdy metal outlet cover since the junction box is well secured under the floor, but it turns out, it is not recessed enough for the new plate to sit flush on the hardwood floor. It's only about 1/8" at most but is definitely noticeable and keeps the plate from being totally secured. I've looked for other floor outlet options but I can't figure out a way to truly fix it that doesn't involve tearing up the floor around the box, and I really don't want to do that unless there's just no other option.
Has anyone else encountered this? Any suggestions for fixing it correctly that don't involve demo of my lovely new floors? I'd really appreciate any ideas/suggestions - thanks!