Draught proofing pine floorboards

Could a draught proofing specialist tell me what's the best material to use on the gaps between pine floorboards? Cork, wood or foam?

Asked by MRS DAKIRI on 21st Jan 2023
Expert Trade Answers
"You could remove the floor boards and fit A breathable membrane on top of the floor joist and re fit the skirting board allowing a Space between each for for expansion."
Answered on 7th Feb 2023 - Member since Feb 2023 - report
"I’m not a draft proofing specialist, but the best way, I believe, to draft proof pine floorboards is to remove the floor, apply underlay and then replace the boards.

Wooden floorboards will expand and contract from heat and moisture at different times of the year so if they are tightly connected, there is a risk that they may warp or buckle."
Answered on 21st Jan 2023 - Member since Dec 2022 - report
"The choice of material depends on your specific requirements and preferences. Consider factors such as the size of the gaps, the desired level of insulation, ease of installation, and the overall aesthetic you want to achieve. It's advisable to consult with a draught-proofing specialist or a professional who can assess your specific situation and provide tailored recommendations."
Answered on 6th Jul 2023 - Member since Jul 2020 - report
"Hello these are only temporary fixes to draughts as the boards are toungue and grooved and are designed to expand and contract the correct way is to do the work properly underneath the boards using a breathable membrane and cellotex insulation boards
Many thanks"
Answered on 21st Jan 2023 - Member since Jan 2023 - report
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