boards are gapping


Old 11-16-08, 01:28 PM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: South
Posts: 5
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
boards are gapping

We are laying our tongue and groove flooring and we've gotten into a situation where the boards aren't sitting flush with each other. We're amatuers, and were going really good. Placed one small board that apparently had a slight warp and now I'm afraid it's going to affect the whole room. As we lay additional boards and nudge one side in flush, the other side leaves a small gap. Any suggestions on how to correct this. We're about 8 rows beyond the initial board that caused the problem before we realized what was going on.

It's just enough gap to barely see if if you're directly over it. should we leave it alone and try to fill with something?:wall
Sponsored Links
Old 11-16-08, 08:06 PM
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: virginia
Posts: 11
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts

it is not uncommon to find warped boards, you can reject if they are bad but we usually nail them in with more nails to pull it in, although we take it back out if it is a real problem, in prefinished floors in is very typical to use a matching putty in places where needed, you'll have to use it at the wall anyway when you have to face nail the last few rows....on unsanded flooring the crackes are not woorried about as much because the sanding process usually fills the small cracks and you can putty fill the others before the last pass over with sander.
Old 11-16-08, 08:33 PM
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 5,074
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Blue tape and lots of it, if gluing the floor down. Floating, you need strap clamps and blue tape, before you go any farther. Staple down, staple one end and work your way dawn the board, the tool will suck it up tight.

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Your question will be posted in: