So, you detected you have a gaping problem with your wood flooring and now it’s time to fix it! How do I do it? Well, let’s start with Wood Strips, as a remedy for your gaping wood floors.
This method involves using a table saw to rip strips out of spare floorboards you might luckily have laying around. If no matching floorboards are available, you can use new or salvaged boards of the same species.
Here’s the process:
- Measure the width and length of each gap.
- Set up a table saw to rip-cut strips to the measured width. Note: Ripping thin strips of wood on a table saw can be hazardous and requires specific safety precautions. Get expert help if you need it.
- Cut the strips as needed for the length of the gap to fill.
- Apply wood glue to the sides of each strip and gently tap it into the gap, using a mallet or hammer. Try to get the strip flush to the surrounding wood. Let the glue dry.
- Plane or sand down any high spots in the strip(s), being careful not to damage the surrounding finish or boards.
- Stain and/or finish the strips to match the rest of the floor.
Now, this is not the only process you can use to fill gaps on your Wood Floors. The next few days, we will be looking into other means of fixing the issue.