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The very important moment when you have to decide what method to use for filling the gaps in your Victorian or Georgian floorboards.

Posted on January 3rd, 2011 In: Blog, Wood Floor Restorations Blogs

Victorian and Georgian floorboards have a charm of their own. However, over time, due to use or neglect, they tend to look run down and ungainly and require restoration. One of the first steps of Wood Floor Restoration involves filling the gaps between the floorboards and it is important that you make the right choice in order to restore the aristocratic appearance of the floor.
Conventional Method
The conventional method of filling gaps between floorboards is the use of resin mixed with wood dust. This mixture is used to fill the gaps and when dried, a protective varnish or finish is applied on it. However, resin fillings are susceptible to expansion and contraction due to temperature changes and over time, they tend to crack or fall out.
Latest Method
The latest method of filling gaps in Victorian or Georgian floorboards is using strips of the wood used in the floorboards. These strips are attached with the use of glue that does not deteriorate with weather and hammered into place. These strips help create the impression of uniformity and seamlessness across the whole floor and restore its original beauty.

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