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Do you have Gaps in your hardwood floor?

When did you notice Gaps in hardwood floor ?
During summers ?
Let me help you identify why do you see these gaps.


Gaps in wood floors are normal. They usually occur when hardwood loses its moisture content. Several other factors can be the reason of these gaps. ​



Gaps can be the result of flooring installed during weather of higher humidity. Months later, after the installation is complated those gaps start to show up. Most of the times, a seasonal gap, one in which you can fit a dime, will close back up in higher humidity. ​ Gaps can also occur due to Indoor humidity imbalance. The perfect temperature range is 60 to 80 degrees. Wood at your home will enlarge or expand in air changes. Doors or wood windows will swell during monsoon seasons. ​


For normal gaps, no repairs are needed. Adding filler is not a good idea; it gets pushed out as the wood enlarges with moisture.


Large gaps in wood floors that do not close up during the summer months could be a result of excessive moisture, being located very close to a heating vent, incorrect nail spacing, or structural settlement issues. ​ For larger gaps that don’t close up, call in a ADL Floors to repair floors properly. Call ADL Floors now at 425-369-9017.

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