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Re: draughty wooden floor
Reply #5 - Oct 12th, 2011, 3:34am
 
Wood stove, yes.  But we've also got a vent in the outside wall to let it breathe.
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Re: draughty wooden floor
Reply #4 - Oct 11th, 2011, 10:54pm
 
You don't have an open fire in the room, do you?
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Re: draughty wooden floor
Reply #3 - Oct 9th, 2011, 10:22am
 
If you are able to lift the boards without splitting them all, then you could put celotex between the joists.

I have seen floorboards before where people have tried filling the gaps with caulk and to be honest, it doesn't look too good.

You can fill larger gaps with tapered wood fillets which you glue into the gap then plane / sand flush with the surrounding boards and stain to match.

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Re: draughty wooden floor
Reply #2 - Oct 8th, 2011, 10:15pm
 
yes it is our house, but there are 2 built in dressers and an understairs cupboard which will make lifting the floor a pain.  hence looking for an easier option  Undecided
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Re: draughty wooden floor
Reply #1 - Oct 8th, 2011, 4:01pm
 
Is it your house, and are you capable of lifting the boards and is it practicable to do so?
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draughty wooden floor
Oct 8th, 2011, 2:37pm
 
the floor in our front room is very draughty.  unlike the other ground floor rooms which are concrete, the front room is wood, with a small void underneath.  my first thought was to put a vapour barrier and insulation under the floor, but there is only 6" or so between the underside of the joists and the ground below.

so i figured that the best way would be to seal up all the gaps between the boards with some caulk, but am unsure what would be best to use.  i've seen "flooring and laminate sealer" which i presume is the kinda stuf i'd need, but i can only find it in very light colours, and we want either very dark brown or black.

any suggestions?
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