Floor Restoration - Gap Filling With Strips
Gap filling usually takes place as a part of the wood floor restoration. With time and due to natural expansion and contraction of the timber some gaps starts opening between the planks of your wood floor. Some of the gaps can be very wide. Many people want those gaps filled during the floor sanding. There are several ways in which the gap filling can be made.
If you are having wider gaps in your wooden floor, you might like to fill them with wood strips. That would make the gap filling more resistant and durable. This method is more expensive due to the use of extra wood materials. The strips are supplied by the floor sanding company. Most often strip filling is a service applicable to the floor restoration of pine floor boards. The strips are cut from reclaimed pine timber, which would match your wood floor as close as possible in colour. The wood strips are glued and hammered in the wood floor gaps. If the gaps are more, the strip filling can be time consuming. In addition, from aesthetic point of view, a replacement of floor boards is recommended instead of strip filling in cases of many wide gaps on the wood floor.
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 limit the natural movement of the floor boards; however no floor sanding company can guarantee the gap filling made on your floor. Sometimes the wood strips can loosen and the gap filling made with resin and wood dust can crack. Bona gap master filler can be used to fill in the tiny cracks and keep the consistent look of your wood floor throughout.