Re: Previous replies to my post... I knew someone would know what the
product was. Oakum! ^5.
That oakum is greased. Maybe some oakum, there, is waxed, also. If
one wants to color match a flooring, they need to get a raw, stainable
jute. Greased or waxed oakum may not allow for finishing/sealing a
"repair", either, if need be. Buying your own twine/rope allows one
to get the best diameter size, or multiple sizes, to fit the need(s).
Many floors have varying size gaps, especially older plank floors.
Thanks for going the extra mile on the jute option.
I cut some very thin pieces off scrap repair stock
and we'll see how that goes. But I appreciate your
extra effort and put a plus in your account.
Wasn't that song "The Old Oakum Bucket"?
No, but that might have been an area of application
for the material.
Here's an acronym the Internet gave me: TIL.
Today I learned oakum can be jute. A quick,
further look said it can also be hemp or, more
widely, "rope fiber" used as a sealant with
various impregnating compounds.
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