Saving money and energy by filling the gaps between your floorboards

DraughtEx not only helps keep your house warm, but can also help you to save money and use less energy.

Unfilled floorboard gaps in a room measuring just 12 x 12ft can add up to a combined exposed area of 3.87 square foot- similar to a small window being left open all day, every day.

By using Draughtex to not only fill gaps between floorboards but also gaps between floorboards and skirting boards to prevent unwanted breezes from entering the home, it is estimated by The Energy Saving Trust that you can save up to £40 per room per year on heating costs. A 12 x 12ft room would on average need only two rolls of DraughtEx to insulate the floorboards. Therefore by investing in DraughtEx, you will not only feel the benefit in terms of temperature, but should also see a positive effect on your energy bills which allows you to amortise the cost of the floor filler within approximately one year.

Lower energy usage also means a lower carbon footprint, and each insulated 12 x 12ft room is also estimated to reduce CO2 contribution by around 150kg per year.

Having sold well over twenty thousand rolls of DraughtEx so far, our floorboard gap sealers are currently saving our customers a combined £400,000 per year as well as preventing over 1500 tons of CO2 emissions every year. This energy saving is enough to offset 370 cars worth of CO2 emissions over the same period!

So with winter approaching, now is the time to invest in DraughtEx. DraughtEx will not only make your house feel warmer, but also help keep energy bills as low as possible through the coldest time of the year. Let us help you to save money and energy.

Finish your floor with DraughtEx

If you’re renovating your wooden floor why not consider adding DraughtEx as the finishing touch. The ideal time to seal gaps between floorboards is after varnishing, oiling or waxing because the preparation has already been done.

The specially formulated colour Shadow is designed to replicate the natural shades between floorboards. Therefore DraughtEx not only seals the gaps preventing cold air from entering your property, but also gives a clean, even and aesthetically pleasing finish.

DraughtEx looks good, is easy to install and provides numerous benefits. It not only helps insulate your home, but also helps prevent irritants such as pollen, dust and insects from gaining access through your floorboards.

If you have taken the time to refurbish your floor then now is the perfect time to try DraughtEx. Why not order a sample pack and join the growing number of people who are delighted to have discovered DraughtEx.

DraughtEx Can Help Allergy Sufferers

The problem of dust and pollen circulating around the house in summer is well known to allergy sufferers. DraughtEx can help solve this problem by sealing the gaps between your floorboards and stopping the flow of air – therefore restricting the movement of dust and allergens.

Allergy sufferers often avoid having carpets in the house as these are seen as dust traps. Natural wooden floors are an attractive alternative, but can be prone to contraction and expansion with the changing of the seasons. Any increase in the size of the gaps between your floorboards can allow previously trapped dust to circulate more easily.

This is where DraughtEx comes into its own. Being flexible and able to move with the natural ebb and flow of the wood, it provides a year round seal. DraughtEx traps existing dust below the floorboards and allows for more effective cleaning of any new accumulation.

Whilst DraughtEx alone is not a miracle cure for allergies, it can reduce the circulation of dust and therefore help to lessen the symptoms for those who suffer during summertime.

DraughtEx also stops window and skirting board draughts

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
Email: service@draughtex.co.uk