How to fill gap on newly installed engineered flooring?

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Posted by: from St Catharines
4/8/2015 at 9:16:39 AM

I have recently installed some prefinished engineered t and g flooring and have discoverd a small gap about 5 rows back. Since this is glue together floor, any ideas to fill this gap in? It's an 12.

I pointed this out to my customer and as we all know mistakes happen, I need to fix this quick and to their satisfaction. Ripping the floor up isn't an option although I did think about it.


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Daniel from Bow Reno in Calgary
Date/Time4/8/2015 at 4:42:54 PM

Perhaps the question is why can't those 5 rows be removed? Unfortunately, with pre-finished material gaps aren't easily repaired.

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Date/Time4/8/2015 at 9:55:35 PM

Hi Peter,

If your client supplied you with a good quality engineered floor to install, and there is a gap. I would tear it up and start from that point again.

allthough, as we in the construction trades know, there is low quality cap on the market.

some clients of mine bought some 1.50 per square foot junk at Depot.

twelve or more percent of the pieces were warped side to side or the tongue side of the pieces were disintegrating.

I pointed this out early, but they wanted the color and grain on that product. So they were made aware there would be little gaps here and there.

So if it's a material quality problem and it was supplied by your client discuss it with them and see if they are okay with it.

Good luck.

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Allan in Mount Pearl
Date/Time4/11/2015 at 7:11:20 AM

You might be able to get some filler that matches the floor at Sherwin Williams. They filler in tubs.

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