Wooden floor gap filling
What is floor gap filling?
Gap filling a floor is an option that many people like since it brings a uniform finish to the floor and helps exclude drafts.
There are two types of gap filling. The first being the ‘mass fill’ system used after installation of a new floor. The other system is to use wood slivers.
Our floor gap filling service
We use the dust provided from the floor to attain a perfect colour match and mix it with a resin to fill any small gaps.
These are pre-cut strips and angled at each end from 0mm – 6mm (or 8mm if required). Mostly used on square edged Victorian-style floorboards when there is a problem with draughts coming up from a cellar or, simply, if it makes the floor more aesthetically pleasing. Each sliver is hammered into the existing gap using a high-quality PVA adhesive, left to dry and then the excess wood is removed before the sanding stage. This method guarantees that the filler will not pop out or drop down below the floor when the British seasons play their part in moving the planks over time. We have seen many floors through the years that have been filled with ugly flexible filler or the dust and resin method, on square edged (i.e. not tongue and grooved) boards. The result is always the same over time. Failure.