Wooden floorboards look fantastic, but they can be draughty. In fact in a typical home, 15% of the heat can be lost through the floor.
Rather than covering them up with rugs or cranking up the heating, stop floor draughts by filling the gaps with an easy-to-use, flexible sealant by DraughtEx.
With no need for adhesive, using this nifty gap seal, you can fill gaps in floorboards invisibly, as the colour of the filler mimics the natural shadows between boards. Comes with a free applicator, and will completely seal a range of different size gaps.
You can also use it to fill gaps elsewhere, such as in sash windows and skirting boards (the gap between floorboards and skirting boards can also be a source of draughts). To block skirting board draughts, start in one corner of the room and work your way round, cutting the length of seal at the end of each wall. To stop draughts from sash windows, use a blunt knife to push the seal into the gaps between the glass and the frame, and any gaps in the frame itself.
Please note: the floorboard gap seal is stretchy, and as you apply it to the gaps in your floorboards, you will be stretching it as you seal the gaps. Therefore, a 40m roll will be more than enough to seal gaps totalling 40m in length.
How much will I save?
A 12′ by 12′ room has around 25 floorboards, with an average gap area of 3.87′ – equivalent to permanently leaving a small window open.
Filling floorboard gaps could save a household up to ?20 per room, per year and save 110kg of carbon. (Source: Energy Saving Trust)