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Resin filled gaps in original floorboards.

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MinimalistMommi Sun 31-Mar-13 17:54:24

Has anyone ever had draughty gaps in original floor boards resin filled? Does it look OK? Did it stop the breezes?

MoonlightandRoses Sun 31-Mar-13 22:49:27

Haven't had any resin filled, but we used this company's product and it both got rid of the draughts and isn't particularly noticeable (or not with old pine boards anyway).

MinimalistMommi Mon 01-Apr-13 08:46:27

Thank you, I think I've seen that product mentioned on mumsnet before.

We're thinking of having a professional company in to refurbish our original floorboards which are currently hidden under horrible carpets. I know they are draughty though from lifting the carpet, I can feel the breeze instantly! It mentions resin filling on their website.

JazzAnnNonMouse Mon 01-Apr-13 09:53:36

If they're that draughty I Woodlawn definitely consider it!

JazzAnnNonMouse Mon 01-Apr-13 09:54:03

* I would

Not Woodlawn...grin

Alwayscheerful Mon 01-Apr-13 09:59:25

We have sanded floorboards, we were given a tip from a professional, mix the sawdust with wood glue and use to fill the gaps, it works!

MinimalistMommi Mon 01-Apr-13 10:04:23

Always does it look good? Did you do it yourself?
I think I read on the website of the local company something about mixing resin with sawdust. I don't even know what resin is! Is it a glue or something else?!

Jazz Woodlawn grin

staverton Mon 01-Apr-13 12:33:48

Nope it looks shit. It cracks and comes out within days, often pulling some of the old floorboard with it. So disappointed with it, we're having a new floor over the top.

Other tradesmen have said they have yet to see a resin floor gang doesn't do that.
Use stop gap or something similar instead.

staverton Mon 01-Apr-13 12:34:09

Gang= that

SoupDreggon Mon 01-Apr-13 12:45:43

A friend had her floorboards sanded and the company used brown silicone sealant. Once all finished, it just looked like gaps in the boards but draught free.

greyvix Mon 01-Apr-13 16:48:05

The product Moonlight suggests is brilliant. You can order a sample to try it out first if you're not sure.
I would not use silicone or resin, as they will both fall out eventually. I also agree with Staverton. Our bathroom floor looks awful, and to replace it we need to rip up the bathroom fittings and skirtings and start again.

MinimalistMommi Mon 01-Apr-13 17:30:42

Oh, so the resin is not sounding good then confused
I definitely don't want to have to rip out these original floor boards and start again.
Soup the brown silicone sealant sounds good so maybe I should ask about that although grey says about it falling out. Whatever we the company puts in the gaps, I don't want it falling out sad

MinimalistMommi Mon 01-Apr-13 17:57:12

Anyone else any experience of filling gaps in wooden flooring?

lolalotta Tue 02-Apr-13 11:42:58

Bump. Watching with interest! grin

ChippyMinton Tue 02-Apr-13 11:54:31

This is the stuff that interior designers use.

cassell Tue 02-Apr-13 12:02:07

I tried the stopgap stuff but it didn't work and kept coming up especially at the edges.

I've had the most success with this stuff from b&q, it's flexible and you can stain it to match the floorboards.

However if I was having the floor done professionally I would have them lift the floorboards and put insulating boards down and then re lay the original floorboards - I wish we'd done this because even with most of the gaps filled it's still draughty and the room doesn't get that warm - I reckon the extra cost would pay for itself in lower heating bills

MinimalistMommi Tue 02-Apr-13 12:40:22

cassell that's really interesting to hear your point of view, I was thinking about the possibility of having the floorboards lifted and having them repositioned closer together, as some of the gaps are really quite big. I have no idea how much extra this would cost.

I wonder how much extra it would cost to have insulating placed underneath as well if we decide to go down this route?

MinimalistMommi Tue 02-Apr-13 12:40:47

That should have read 'insulating boards'.

MinimalistMommi Wed 03-Apr-13 07:41:23


norkmonster Wed 03-Apr-13 10:06:40

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

MinimalistMommi Wed 03-Apr-13 12:48:51

The company hat I was thinking of using uses the slivers in the big gaps which would be Ok I hope? But on the website it talks about resin for smaller gaps which mumsnetters don't seem to be recommending. sad
Just want my floor sorted!

DaisyBD Thu 04-Apr-13 10:20:38

We had a quote for £3,000 to lift the floorboards and insulate underneath, which we can't afford at the moment. It is a big room though, two rooms really (9m x 5m). We have a big woodburner which is lit every single night and we still all sit there under blankets. Plus the gales from the floorboard make the woodburner burn really fast so we get through a ton of wood. I've ordered a sample of the product Moonlight suggests, so thanks for that! smile

MoonlightandRoses Thu 04-Apr-13 21:07:05

Yay - hope it suits - have to say it's lovely here not to have to feel the slight draught howling gales coming up through the floor boards on a windy night!

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