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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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NOt everyone does things the right way in home building. I imagine it was more common for people to build their own houses back in the day without extensive knowlege of home construction. Home construction has become more of a science in more recent years. My sub is 3/4" tongue and groove running diagonally.
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