GJP Floor Sanding Kent is unparalleled in the business on our wide range of restoration and sanding services, with unbeatable customer satisfaction. After examining and restoring your floors, our team of expert floor sanders will leave you with a beautifully finished floor. Gap filling, which is filling the spaces between boards, adds to the overall finished look of your gorgeous new floors.
Gap Filling: Benefits
After sanding down your floorboards, our Kent flooring team will fill the gaps between floorboards where required. In doing so, it can help keep dirt and debris from falling between your floorboards, and also helps to draught-proof your home.
Durable, High Quality Material
FGap filling also leaves a smooth, seamless finish, giving you beautifully sealed floors for years to come. Our Kent floor sanders always use the best on the market when it comes to gap fillers, time-tested brands that will last for years to come (click here to learn more about our sanding process).
Typically, gap fillers consist of wood silvers and a resin base. After the gaps between floorboards are successfully filled by our professional Kent floor sanders, the floor can then be stained and sealed.
The most common technique for filling gaps is to mix wood dust from the sanded floor with resin to form a paste that is pressed into the gaps and then sanded when dry.
Important notes on resin gap filling. The method most widely in use is a resin filler mixed with wood dust creating a thick paste that is applied with a flat edge filling tool. This method only used if clients aren’t too worried about how long they want this filler to last. All resin eventually shrinks and with boards, your filler either ends up in the vacuum cleaner dust bag or falls through into the space below the boards, leaving you once again with unsightly black gaps and a lot of draught
Gap filling using resin mixed with pine dust is only recommended for gaps up to 3mm wide, loss of the resin gap fill may occur through the natural movement of the floorboards. GJP Flooring cannot be held responsible if this occurs. Never wet mop you floors, always use the correct cleaning products to clean your floors. This is the least expensive method of filling gaps, but we believe it is also one of the least effective.
Wood Sliver Filler
Wood slivers are another option for gap filling. In this scenario, wood slivers are cut from reclaimed pine boards and then fitted into the gaps between floorboards. Much like the resin, these slivers are then sanded back to create a flawless finish. Wood slivers are longer lasting and offer a more premium finish than the resin filler.