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Old 06-28-2018, 11:44 AM   #1
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Cracking in Hardwood


Hey guys, my wood floors are starting to crack around the edges. What would you suggest to seal these back up? I have some rejuvenate, which i will be applying here in the next couple days. Just wanted to get some opinions and suggestions. What do you guys think?
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What is the humidity in the house? Hardwood mfg's recommend 30 to 50 RH all year around. I would guess you are running low on the humidity.
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What is the humidity in the house? Hardwood mfg's recommend 30 to 50 RH all year around. I would guess you are running low on the humidity.
My nest is showing humidity at 50%, but im not sure how accurate that is. I live in Oklahoma, so it is pretty humid at this time of year.
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The in house humidity could be well within suggested parameters, but if the wood was 30% moisture content when installed and dried to 6-8 % the cracking we see is the result. That puts a home owner between a rock and that hard spot because we just have to live with it without some kind of filler and that would be butt ugly in my opinion.
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So what is the solution? Do you guys deal with this, too? Any product i can use to seal this up or anything?
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If rustic was the target you hit it dead center. Just leave it and enjoy.
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If you are sure your RH is good, probably not much else you can do.

That said, was your installer experienced? Some of the end joint staggers are too close.
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If rustic was the target you hit it dead center. Just leave it and enjoy.
That was my thought, the wood looks like what they call 'cabin-grade' in these parts.
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Looks like seconds to me, and yes those staggers are way to close.
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Boards of differing widths, off by a 32nd of an inch cause gaps like this on installation. Just looks to be poor quality materials and goofs that should have been caught during the installation process.
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