Huge hardwood floor gaps

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Old 04-08-18, 01:12 PM
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Huge hardwood floor gaps

We just bought a house built in the late 80s that has large slabs of pine? Redwood? floors. The floors have gap sizes varying from to . As you can see in the photos, the first floor does not have any filler, but it looks like the top floor does. What would be the best way to fix the floors? Strips, rope, filler? Thanks so much!
 
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I would go a year in the house before doing anything. Take note of what the gaps do over the seasons. You might find that for part of the year the gaps close up on their own.

Gaps are part of the "style". Wide, square cut (not tongue and groove) planks will open up gaps when the wood shrinks. It's a rustic look.
 
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That's good advice. If you don't like it, you should change the floor. Because there ain't much you can do about that floor.
 
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I've only seen it online but it IMO stained rope might be an option. IMO it would be a shame to get rid of the wide boards. I do agree with living with it for a year to see how it reacts throughout the seasons.
 
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