boards are gapping

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Old 11-16-08, 01:28 PM
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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
 
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Old 11-16-08, 08:06 PM
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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.
 
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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.
 
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