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Can someone help with this flooring problem?

I put down a tongue and groove birch floor with nails without the use of an impact hammer and compressor. Since, seams have showed up (particularly in winter with dryer air conditions). Is there a heavy polyurethane or lacquer liquid application available that would help?

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No, if you put down any kind of overcoat on the floor, it will crack when it expands in the summer. It's a MUST to use a pneumatic floor nailer to keep the joints tight. I know it's kinda late for that info now, I would just leave it alone and live with the gaps.

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Go go a hardware retail store and they can give you good advice.

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When our wood floors were installed they used some type of a filler to fill some gaps. Sounds like you may need a lot of it though. Try calling a few installers, they may have some advice other than "Get it professionally installed". Good luck.

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Did you put down red rosin paper under the hardwood?
I use that and nail it every six inches
Small gaps are ok cause you want the floor to be able to move with different humidity levels in the house
Otherwise the floor would buckle
Too late to fix it now

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Why didn't you use the nailer???

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