Floor Restoration - Gap Filling With Resin
Gap filling usually takes place after wood floor sanding. With time and due to natural expansion and contraction of the timber because of environmental changes in the humidity and temperature, gaps open between the planks of your wood floor. Many people want those gaps filled during the floor restoration. There are several ways in which the gap filling can be made.
Gap filling with resin and wood saw dust is one of the most frequently used methods for gap filling. It is the cheapest one as well. Dust is collected from the fine floor sanding and it is mixed with clear resin. The ready mixture is the same colour as your wooden floor. It is applied with flat spatula to the wooden floor. It can be used for filling gaps which are narrower than 6mm. The wider gaps should be filled prior to the gap filling. The drying time of the mixture can vary depending on the humidity and temperature in the room.
Please note that wood is a natural material and it can expand and contract. The professional floor sanding companies will refit the floor boards of your floor and nail down the loose one in order to stabilise and limit the natural movement of the boards; however no floor sanding company can guarantee the gap filling. Often, the gap filling made with wood dust and resin cracks or falls. Bona gap master filler can be used to fill in the tiny cracks and keep the consistent look of your wood floor throughout.