hardwood floor gaps


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Old 05-26-06, 12:04 PM
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hardwood floor gaps

My house is 2 years old, I have red oak hardwood in most of the areas, this was unfinished boards which were finished at the site. I have gaps between the boards, most of them can pass a dime, few of them can even pass a quarter, of course they get worse in the winter time, we live in pennsylvania, but you still can see them in the summer. Is this normal, and is there anything I can do . somebody told me I can put a wood filler. I really don't know how good this idea is.
 
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Old 05-26-06, 12:15 PM
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Most tend not to recommend filler in gaps between boards, as the expansion and contraction forces the filler out. Maintaining level of household humidity at between 35-55% year round tends to lessen the effects of expansion and contraction.
 
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Fill them when they are the smallest, during the summer.
 
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Old 05-26-06, 03:41 PM
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It sounds like a poor install. I don't think there is really much you can do to fix it short of yanking it up and re-installing.
 
 

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