How to mind the gap?

Essential wood flooring guides to get the right flooring for your home

The weather can wreak havoc on more than the exterior of your home.As humidity rises up and falls, it is common for gaps to form and appear.Gaps are caused by the wood expanding and contracting. Hard wood takes on and loses moisture as the temperatures and humidity rise and fall.

There are many ways that people can use to have the gaps filled on their floors. We are going to mention only the most common, quick and simple ways we fix gaps in floorboards.


Sawdust resin

We use the sawdust from the floor that we have to restore, mix with filler(free of colour) and insert it into the gaps. By doing that we are able to match the colour of the floor. We recommend to our clients not to use this method for gaps wider than four millimetres


Reclaimed pine slivers

This method is only for gaps wider than four millimetres and it is mainly used for pine floorings. Using wood slivers is one of the best methods for filling the gaps. Before the wood strips are hammered to the gaps, we apply an amount of glue that allow the slivers to stick to the floorboards, as we let it dry overnight.

Top Floor Sanding can fix gaps in floorboards with sawdust resin or reclaimed pine slivers. To stop draughts call us on 020 825 772 25.

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