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Old 11-05-2008, 10:33 AM   #1
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I hope someone can point me in the right direction here. I am almost thru laying some 3.5 x .25 Brazilian Cherry floors using the glue-down method. Anyway, i was on my last 3-4 rows last night and when i got up this morning to check on it i noticed some small cracks(1/16th to 1/8th inch) where the planks come together almost like they werent tapped together good, although i know i did. My question is, is there some type of "putty" or something i can mash down into the cracks to make these cracks dissapear or should i attempt to pull the last 3-4 rows up and relay them? If pulling them up can anyone recommend anything to make the job easier as i know that the glue is very tough to get up.
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did you make sure to acclimate the flooring to the room for a few days first? it sounds like it shrunk.

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yes, the flooring has been in my house for probably 1 month or so.
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1/8" wow...how sleepy were you last night when you did those rows? lol if you end up pulling them, maybe you should use the occasional nail to assure the new ones will not shift?

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yeah, i really dont know what happened unless i didnt look at it closely enough last night once i was thru cause the rest of the floor i've done looks great.

Do you know of any type of putty or anything like that i could put in the cracks or would you attempt to pull them up?
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personally, i do not think i would try to putty them in. too big of a gap, it would be easily seen.
have you tried putting a block of scrap up against them and hammering them tight? if it doesn't work, at least you might knock them loose to pull up easier. lol if they DO tighten up that way, grab the nails to set them in and hopefully they won't move again, as future rows should lock them in. let us know if it works, ok?

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I will try and see if any of this works, once i try it i will report back and let you know the outcome.
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