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    Parquet flooring repair

    What's the best product (available in Thailand) for filling gaps in parquet flooring?

    I've found this stuff on the web

    Bona Parkett Flooring Repair wood parquet gap filler

    Is it available in Thailand?

    Or anything else similar?

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    Weldwood and sawdust mixed together.

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    Is that available in Homepro or Homemart or anywhere like that?

    Also, which finishes are available... I've just been reading arguments for and against Hardwaxoil and Polyurethane varnish on a UK DIY site... but what is available in Thailand? (again Homepro or local DIY shops).

    Do you think it's possible to do small repairs or is a case of doing the whole floor in one go?

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    Weldwood is available every where, sawdust? Maybe check out your local butchers?
    Polyurethane is available here, it is possible to do small repairs but you will always notice that it is a bit you have repaired.

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    is this the stuff?


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    Yep...

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    Oh good, I guess noone else is ever going to visit this thread. I don't know why I didn't put it in the secret mods room.

    5 posts and only 1 visit

    Would normal latex glue do the job? That's what the guy at my local hardware store advised.
    (i ask just to check the veracity of his advice to see if he's worth listening to in the future so i don't have to start a thread on here... if he's wrong,i won't ask him again)

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    Latex glue would probably do it, would have to do it in a lot of layers though as the glue disappears to nothing, ie doesn't bulk it out.

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    you could use Epoxy and fill with sawdust if that suits you, it would be a permanent fill job as epoxy is tough stuff.

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    Interesting thread, I was going to ask the same question as I have the same problem here,

    the idiots who did my floor fucked it all up badly, after a few months, there are cracks and gaps between the wooden tiles. Basically the teak was too young, and didn't dry when it was floored, and now as it dries, gaps are showing

    Also they used some kind of filler that doesn't match the color of the floor, at least with time doesn't match the color,

    I have also made the mistake to choose PolyUrethane, even though it looks nice, and it's very popular in Europe for old wooden floors, I found that on new perflectly even floors, it doesn't look that good as it will leave water stains when you wipe the floor, so it never looks neat, even when clean,

    It seems that using Semi-Gloss vernish is a far better option, even if it will wear faster, but at least you can keep removing and change vernishing, while PolyUrethane is impossible to remove once done, and you can't vernish it on the top.

    IMO, the floor is as fragile with the vernish as it is with Poly, except with vernishing it's very easy to "fix" and you can mask the color stains,

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    Thanks for starting this thread, NickA.

    I have a similar problem. My floors are older, about 12 years, and there are now many loose pieces in high traffic areas. I've put off repairs for too long because I wasn't sure what to use.

    I'm off to find some 'Weldwood' and sawdust.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bgood
    My floors are older, about 12 years,
    about the same age as mine.

    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    Weldwood is available every where
    Not in my local homepro it bloody isn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickA
    Oh good, I guess noone else is ever going to visit this thread.
    Actually, i only had a look here to find out what Parquet flooring was. Now i know, we had that in our old condo.

    Good thread though.

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    I had issues with what was a beautiful teak wood floor at one time and after pricing refurbishing it and then the probability of it looking like scratched up shit again in a few years broke down and had it ripped up and replaced with standard tile at around the same cost of redoing the wood floor.

    IMO wood floors are a pain in the ass.

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    you can buy those "fake" parket which looks quite nice and easy to take care,

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    I had trouble finding 'Weldwood' but have finally purchased a piddly small can for 250 baht. I can't see it covering the area I need to repair but it'll give me a chance to try it out. At least I got the saw-dust free.

    Did you find any NickA, and if so, how did it go?

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    Hi,

    I know its very old post but if anyone know where I can find a good technical person to fix my parquet floor. Last year Condo technical guy fix the parquet after water comes in from the balcony and this year gain it happens. If you know anyone who can help let me know.

    Thanks

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