Fillers for Hardwood Floors ?

Old 03-28-05, 09:11 AM
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Fillers for Hardwood Floors ?

Hi all:

I am in the process of installing my Hardwood Floor (Brazilian Cherry).
I noticed that a couple of places had some minor gaps between the wood planks, due to the unevenness of them.
(1)As a general rule, what do u do in this situation .. Do I fill some putty or something else in the gaps ? (Its not very glaring though).......

(2)For the countersunk nails in the corner planks, I had put in the wood filler (cherry color) in the holes... Do I need to do something on top of these or leave the putty as it is ???.............

(3) For the floor transition and the T-Moldings, should I use the exact wood itself (Brazilian Cherry) OR a regular wood with a Cherry stain ?

Old 03-28-05, 05:45 PM
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Filling gaps between boards tends not to be recommended because wood tends to expand & contract and filler gets pushed out and looks unsightly. Filling boards where you had to face nail with filler should be all that is necessary. If in doubt and you purchased a pre-finished product, most manufacturers sell touch-up kits. The use of Brazilian Cherry transitional pieces would likely be more asesthetic and give you a more professional looking job than trying to stain another wood species with a different grain pattern to complement the Brazilian Cherry.

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