Installing Unfinished Hardwood Flooring Part 2

Putting down Hardwood

Here we are nailing wide plank beech flooring with an old fashioned T-Nailer. You need strong arms to use this unit all day.

1_hardwood-flooring-t-nailer-being-usedThis is a pneumatic stapler. You still trigger using the mallet, however it does some of the work for you and shoots a staple with excellent holding power. These two are working in tandem…one holds the board tight with a chisel (an old one), and the other fastens using the pneumatic nailer.


This floor is being put down over a good solid softwood floor… this makes an excellent base. Every board is glued down to prevent squeaks. IN the old days they would use a layer of building paper to prevent squeaks.