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Sealing gap betwen skirting and wood floor


 
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Alison556

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 8:39 pm Reply with quote

We got a solid oak floor laid in April. There is a small gap between the skirting boards and the floor (though it's a fairly visible gap in one area - it's an old house and the original floor is uneven).

What would be an appropriate sealant to fill these gaps? The floor layer said not to seal them but - and I'll be honest here - there's been a couple of bloomin spiders get in under the gaps and being absolutely phobic about spiders - I say fill the spaces!!!!

Would appreciate guidance in an appropriate sealant before I go and shove either cauk or silicone in it!!! icon_lol.gif
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:15 pm Reply with quote

if YOU have to seal it up you defo want something that will move the the joinery or you will be foreever filling the cracks.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 7:55 am Reply with quote

Try Gapmaster. A flexible mastic designed just for this sort of job.

http://www.realoakfloors.co.uk/bona_gap_master_flooring_filler.php

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 11:44 pm Reply with quote

Thank you. Gap Master is on order and hopefully winging it's way to me.

Hopefully that will end the invasion of the eight legged variety!!! icon_lol.gif
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 12:57 pm Reply with quote

You can get it in different colours & does the job fine (& prob cheaper tham gap master)
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 5:22 pm Reply with quote

The problem with Silicon is that, in the future when you want to overcoat your floor with more lacquer or oil, or even maintenance products, the water repellance of the silicon repels these products leading to spotty effect where the over-coating product balls up.
For the extra pound or two it's worth finding the right stuff.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 9:44 pm Reply with quote

Believe it or not - I've still no Gap Master! I had a sod of a job trying to find it to order and the company I ordered it from haven't sent it out (though I've paid for it).

Is there anything else that would do the job - another make or something? I was just about to go buy Polycell Flexible Gap Filler - but thought better of it. I don't want to go and put the wrong stuff on cos the floor was expensive.

Can't believe that they haven't sent that out - ordered it on 18th September - three e-mails, three phone calls and eventually they told me that they don't even have it in stock! Now I've just to try and get a refund out of them!
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