Should you caulk baseboards to wall?

Should you caulk baseboards to wall?

Caulk at the bottom of the baseboard reduces the risk of this happening. Gaps and cracks around baseboards give insects an easy way into your walls where they can build nests and eat away at the structure of your home unseen. Caulk on both the top and bottom edge of the baseboards closes the gaps to keep the bugs out.

How do you fill gaps in old wood floors?

What You'll Need

  1. Clean the Floor. Clean the floorboards on both sides of the gap, using a slightly dampened cloth.
  2. Apply the Wood Putty. Apply a fine bead of wood putty to the gap, then work it into the gap with your finger, using circular motions to force the putty down into the gap. ...
  3. Clean Up and Let the Putty Dry.

Why are hardwood floors separating?

Gaps in wood floors are normal and occur when the wood loses its moisture content. Several factors can be the cause. Often gapping can result with flooring installed during periods of higher humidity. Months later, usually during the heating season, those gaps start to show up.

Can you fill gaps between floorboards?

Filling gaps in floorboards is a great way to stopping draughts from coming through your floorboards. Learn how to seal floorboards effectively and stop those draughts once and for all. We offer lots of different solutions depending on the size of the gaps that you have to fill in your floorboards.