DIY, Home Maintenance & Repair
Apr 14, 2010 2:56 pm
Our house was built in the mid 60s. The floors are sold timber and not a floating floor (not sure the type of wood used but it is not hard wrrod. It has a yellowish tinge and has many knots throughout). There are about 1-2mm unsealed caps bewteen each timber board (above the tonge and groove). This is not generally a problem but is some areas due the the age of the wood there are larger gaps that are allowing air to flow between the inside of our house and the subfloor/garage. Water from moping the floors even leaks through the gaps and the garage underneath.
How can I seal these gaps WITHOUT replacing the floor boards?
Thanks for any ideas
Re: How do I seal joins in a non-floating timber floor?2
Apr 14, 2010 8:50 pm
You could use a range of waxes or no mor skills (No more gaps).
Sounds like you have a "Knotty pine" floor, common in those days.
No more gaps wont add value and will eventually look pretty shody, but it will stop the air coming through.
another fix, albeit more labour intensive, is to get under the house and screw blocks under where the cracks are.
]hope this helps
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