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Old 11-21-2015, 11:05 PM   #1
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Whats the best way to fill a gap in hardwood floor thats about 2 dimes wide?


Whats the best way to fill a gap in hardwood floor that's about 2 dimes wide?

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Old 11-22-2015, 12:10 AM   #2
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Where in the flooring is the gap?
Perimeter or out on the field?
How long is the gap?
Have any pictures?

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Where in the flooring is the gap?
Perimeter or out on the field?
How long is the gap?
Have any pictures?
The gap is around 10 inches long and its at the perimeter right next to the base board.
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Old 11-22-2015, 01:19 AM   #4
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OK, that's not bad at all.
You MAY be able to wedge that gap closed off you remove the base board and drive two opposing wedges in the gap between the flooring and the wall.
If the gap closes up you can then drive a few trim screws into the plank at the perimeter. Those holes can just be filled a basic wood filler and colored with a stain pen, or filled with a color matched putty stick.
At least, that's what I would do...

Or do you mean that it's right beside/under the baseboards?
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See attached picture of crack per your suggestion
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Alright, thanks.
Yep, you may be able to wedge that back tightly.

Good luck.
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Color matched caulk. Crack will likely change size over the course of heating/cooling season. Ron
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Color matched caulk. Crack will likely change size over the course of heating/cooling season. Ron
Would wood putty work? Does color matched caulk have any additional benefits over wood putty or wood filler? I don't want to refinish the wood if I can get away with it.
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Color matched caulk. Crack will likely change size over the course of heating/cooling season. Ron
Maybe we could use excrement. Human, maybe a beloved pet. Maybe alter the diet to get the correct color.
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Maybe we could use excrement. Human, maybe a beloved pet. Maybe alter the diet to get the correct color.
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