Two factors influence how much DraughtEx you need to fill your floorboard gaps:
1. Total length of all your floorboard gaps added together
2. The width of your gap
The total length required is quickly worked out. Just multiply the length of one floorboard by the number of floorboards. However, please note that this length is not necessarily equal to the amount of DraughtEx you will actually need. As DraughtEx can be stretched to fit into thinner sections between floorboards when it is applied it can cover a larger area of floor than you would expect it to. So you might end with some surplus Draughtex. However, this should not cause you any problems, as we will take back any full Draughtex rolls you have bought from us.
We call Draughtex a floorboard gap filler but it can be used as draught excluder on sash windows and skirting boards as well.
The gaps between floorboards and skirting boards regularly cause substantial draughts. In the past these skirting board gaps were sealed with coconut fibre or hemp. Draughtex seals these skirting board gaps much better due to its elastic properties.
To seal the gaps between floorboards and the skirting boards start in one of the corners by tucking the end of the DraughtEx into the gap with the help of some scissors or another appropriate tool. Once you have worked your way a few centimeters away from the corner you can use the applicator to apply DraughtEx evenly into the gap. We recommend cutting DraughtEx at the end of each length of the room instead of using one long strip to go all around the room.
Sealing sash windows against draught can be really difficult. However, pushing our Draughtex sealant into the gaps along the length of the window and between the panes will stop these draughts for good! Draughtex can best be fitted around windows by using a blunt knife.
Have you still got questions? Please feel free to contact us:
Freephone: 0800 088 7311