Any acceptable-size gaps in new flooring install?
Long-time reader, first-time poster. Please note that I did review prior threads on this subject, but it's still not clear to me whether I'm being unrealistic or not.
We are in the middle of a living room renovation. Today we had flooring laid over an area of about 350 sq. ft. The product is cali bamboo "fossilized," standard width. The installation was a glue down over a slab. The planks were allowed ample time to acclimate prior to installation.
The floor looks great overall; however, it is unfortunately in my nature to find very small flaws in things I expect to be [near] perfect and then semi-obsess over them, so here we are.
There are unsightly gaps between both joints at the end of some planks and along the sides of others. I didn't go over every square inch of the floor [yet], but only gaps two appeared to allow enough space for a credit card (and it was a tight fit). Others would allow a business card to fit.
Here are some photos (it looks like they might not come up as links. What am I doing wrong?):
I'm sure those aren't the best, so let me know if there's any way to take better ones.
Is it just unrealistic to demand 'perfection' in a new floor install? Assuming these gaps are in error, is there any correction possible, short of ripping them up?
Thanks in advance for your responses.