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‘Murphy’s Law’ of the Week v.s. Is There Any Gap Around?

‘Murphy’s Law’ of the week: Love is a hole in the heart.

True? Not sure. Let’s have a look at how to deal with a hole/gap in the flooring installation work. As you might have noticed, an experienced timber floor installer always leave certain gaps when lay timber floor. Under normal circumstances, gaps left for expansion can be easily covered by scotia. However, there are some gaps, like the ones around metal door frames have to be filled by color matched filler (sealant). There are some useful tips which can help you fill the gaps like an expert.

Firstly, it is important to clean the surfaces and ensure there is no wood dust around the gap before using the gap filler. Secondly, put some tissues in the gap then fill sealant on top. Ensure sealant is touching both sides of the gap. The third, after filling the gap filler, it is a good idea to use mineral turps to clean up around.

The gap filler’s colour choices include white, black, grey, cedar, terracotta etc. They’re available in most of hardware shops.

More Murphy’s Law? Here is another one: There is no GAP between a wise man and a fool when they fall in love.

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