Wooden flooring shrunk

Old 08-07-18, 09:21 AM
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Wooden flooring shrunk

We went on holiday for three and a half weeks and due to a thermostat error the heating was in full blast. Our oak floorboards have shrunk to cause a separation in the floor in many areas. Some gaps are a good 1.5cm and shows the floor below. The floor has been down for years and is solid oak with a light varnish.

Does anyone know how to restore the floorboards? How do we encourage them to go back to their original state?

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Old 08-07-18, 09:25 AM
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It's common for wood to expand/contract with humidity changes. Your wood might close back up once the humidity rises some and stabilizes.

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