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question about old hardwood floors

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in my 1920s home we have hardwood thoughout.. the old floorboard subfloor runs the same direction as the hardwood flooring. at each joint in the subfloor i have a gap of about 2 to 4mm in about 50percent of the flooring (mostly in the high traffic areas). is this typical in older homes? i would imagne that if the boards ran perpendicular to the subflooring this wouldn't have happened.. but im guessing whoever built the place is no longer.. and probably not taking questions..

i know why this is happening.. but is there anything i can do to repair this without tearing out all the flooring and replacing the subfloor?

also.. if i have a loose or extra creaky board.. is there any method of securing it down? without major work...

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my subfloor IS going in the same direction as the hardwood.. its a problem.. i guess my home is unique.

im hoping to just pull up some boards. and repair under that area.. since most of the hardwood joints are in good shape about 85% of them are decent.. gapped where the subfloor boards are, but still decent.. its only a few areas in high traffic spots that are very problematic...

im really just curious if anyone has encountered this themself and what they did..

thanks guys.
thank guys

im going to pull up some of the worst areas, patch up the sub floor and then have a hardwood guy come in to reinstall the boards.

the previous owner of the house must have done some repairs. there are about 12 - 15 dime sized wood plugs in my hardwood.. i seems he must have drilled out a hole, screwed down the plank and inserted a wood plug.

it dosnt look bad, but, is this an accepted way to repair a board? it seems odd to me.
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