There are gaps in my wood floors that the hardware store told me to fill with "plastic wood." Is there a nontoxic equivalent?

Asked by Dan
Cambridge, MA

The gaps are wide, so when washing the floors water can seep through. Wood putty or wood filler were other key phrases I was given.


Lee Hall

Answered by Lee Hall

Allen, TX

Sustainable Structures of Texas

October 4, 2010

Try a Mohawk product, or others listed under, which is a very user-friendly site.

For more information:

Check our clear finishes backgrounder "Selecting Healthy and Environmentally Sound Clear Wood Finishes."

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