sanding floors


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Old 02-23-08, 03:02 AM
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sanding floors

I got a contractor who wants to fill in the cracks that exist where the flooring meets each other, i am afraid with temperature change that this isn't a good idea. Any feedback would be helpful. Thanks
 
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Old 02-23-08, 06:37 AM
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Depends on some extent as to the size of the cracks/spaces. Typically, a refinisher will putty the end joints of the wood strips, but not the lengthwise joints - for the reasons you mention. Over time, that wood will expand/contract/expand/contract at a different rate than the filler - and it will start falling out.

I was faced with a similar dilemma on a 90 year old floor with pretty large spaces between planks - and ended up taking up the floor/reworking the wood/re-laying it tight. And am glad I did so.
 
 

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