Monday, September 12, 2011

Frequently Asked Questions: How Do We Stop A Wood Floor From Gapping?

Unfortunately, gapping in solid floors can't be completely stopped or prevented. Wood expands and contracts naturally with changes in temperature and humidity, so slight floor gapping is an inevitability. However, there are a few things you can do to minimize the gapping. Try using a humidifier during the cold months. This will help keep the wood dry and the temperature regulated while you're using your heater.

Some wood species expand and contract more than others. If you're concerned about floor gapping, talk to a professional at Fantastic Floor about which species is right for you. You can also choose engineered hardwood flooring, which shows little to no gaps between planks.

For more information about avoiding gapping in your solid wood floors, visit or call us today at 888-448-9663.

Choosing the right hardwood flooring material can mean the difference between tight boards and gaps like these.

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