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How to Fill Gaps In a Wide-Plank Wood Floor

In this how-to video, This Old House contractor Tom Silva shares ingenious tip for plugging floorboard gaps.

In this video, This Old House contractor Tom Silva explains how to fill gaps in a wide-plank wood floor.

Steps for Filling Gaps in a Plank Wood Floor

  1. Scrape debris from between flooring planks with putty knife or painter's tool.
  2. Vacuum floor clean of all dust and debris.
  3. If desired, tint rope with wood stain to match floor; let dry.
  4. Force rope into gap between planks with putty knife or painter's tool.

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