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Old 04-11-2019, 01:56 PM   #1
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Engineer Floor Issue. Is There Filler?


Have a large home where they're taking a large island out.
The engineer following has to be filled in this area (about 4x8 feet)
It's not lining up on the last run.
I have a 1/16 or 3/32 space left.
It's a drift wood style . Lots of grey/dark brown/ light brown.
Is there any way to nicely fill that line?
It's right in the middle of this room.
I don't think grey caulk will look good. Or tan.
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Can you mix different color caulks together to make a different color ?

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Have a large home where they're taking a large island out.
The engineer following has to be filled in this area (about 4x8 feet)
It's not lining up on the last run.
I have a 1/16 or 3/32 space left.
It's a drift wood style . Lots of grey/dark brown/ light brown.
Is there any way to nicely fill that line?
It's right in the middle of this room.
I don't think grey caulk will look good. Or tan.
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You are working on a home with engineered flooring.
The kitchen island was removed.
This leaves an area approx 4 x 8 feet that had to be filled with the same flooring product.
When this was done, the last run left a gap approx 1/16 to 2/32 wide, right in the middle of the room.
What can be done?



I don't have an answer. Seems to me, if you properly staggered the cut ins, and used the same product, it would HAVE to line up.

Me, I'd be getting a piece of 2 by lumber, wrapping it with a towel or similar and bang on those infill boards until the gap reduced and was spread more evenly between the runs.
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Gaps wont line up if island was not parallel to wall where layout started



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Any chance it will acclimate and eventually fit better?
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can`t tell you why .
i totally understand what your saying .it seemed like the lines weren't running perfectly straight. so as i put a line in , it wouldn't lay right on each end. like there was a bow going on

but there is a small line-gap i need to deal with.
i`ll check with a flooring company , this can`t be first time its happened
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Take it out and do some accent area with Herringbone and a strip of border all around.
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I'm reading this as you put ask the rows in, and after the last new row, there's a small gap to the original floor? That should be easily taken up by laying a couple rows a hair loose. Over 4' that's like the thickness of a playing card each row, it wouldn't even be noticeable

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Is everything dry fit, or already installed?

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