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StopGaps- Has anyone used this to fill gaps in wooden floors?

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MinimalistMommi Sat 18-May-13 15:40:14

Does it work?

Just had quotes for sanding and sealing floorboards. To do downstairs is just below £600.

If I have all the floorboards lifted and shifted over to get rid of our rather large gaps it could cost £400- £800 pounds more depending on whether labour would take two, three or four days. I would mind paying that but we're not sure if this is our long term home we're renovating or whether we might sell five years down the line!

I'm wondering if I should simply have the sand and seal and then use something like the StopGap stuff to stop draughts. What would you do? We have a whole house to renovate and I'm worried about climbing costs and not definitely getting all our money back if we sell, which of course, is always the risk!

If it helps we'll be popping rugs down. I'm hesitant to re-carpet as it will be expensive and with DC isn't so easy to clean compared to floorboards...I do know it will be colder though!

thesebigblueshoes Sat 18-May-13 20:04:30

My DH used this in our bedroom in the place we rent. Some of the gaps were very wide and we were worried about our son dropping small things into the cracks and us not being able to retrieve them.

It was easy to fit & I think it has helped with draughts too. It also holds an amazing quantity of dust and crumbs etc., but it's easy to hoover up.

pettyprudence Sun 19-May-13 07:18:43

ooh we are renovating and have wood floorboards throughout too. i have stuffed this biggest gaps with newspaper, and any damage i have repaired with wood filler. i have painted with f&b floor paint though because i couldn't be bothered to sand the floors (and some of ours are a bit hodge podge) grin i am really pleased with the finish

SmellsLikeWeenSpirits Sun 19-May-13 07:29:06

Yes we did. We're please with it, definitely has reduced drafts

EeyoreIsh Sun 19-May-13 07:49:42

Yes, it reduced drafts considerably. The were not very easy to use, but I think that's because in our old house the gaps between floorboards varied considerably. I expect investing in a kneeling pad for installation!

EeyoreIsh Sun 19-May-13 07:52:06

Sorry for the typos. I meant suggest not expect...

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