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Can my newly installed hardwood floor flaws be fixed by filler?

Posted by heidiz (My Page) on
Fri, Sep 9, 11 at 15:55

Hi, We recently had pre-finished oak hardwood floors installed. All in all we are pleased... however, there a few planks that have a rough, splintery spots. If I run my hand over the areas it seems as though the wood could peel up and make a splinter. Is this typical? Can I fix these areas with wood filler or should I call the floor installer about this? The installer has already replaced a few planks that had scratches. Thanks, Heidiz

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RE: Can my newly installed hardwood floor flaws be fixed by fille

I'll be the first to admit, little stuff on the edges are hard to see, when looking at boards before installing them.

A quick sweep of the hand(hope you have calluses!) to see if there is a splintered edge, doesn't take long, but is rarely done, because of the fear of blood and running a wood sliver into your hand.

Get the splinter off as well as possible and fill it. You may need to mix two tints together to get a better match.

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