One of the main advantages of choosing the tongue and groove wood floor type is its secret nailing property. Here, when properly installed, the nails seem invisible, making the finished product look clean and classy. Installing tongue and groove wood floor boards is easier with the use of a power nailer. However, you can also do it manually. Just get your knee pads ready if that would be the case.
With the use of a power nailer, you can have the right force to steer the nails through the board’s tongues at the right angle without getting the wood split. But with the manual hand and hammer method, there is great possibility you will not meet the right force at the right angle.
If you’re using the manual method, it may be hard to exert full effort in driving together the floorboards so you will have to compensate for this. If the floor board you are installing is a bit misshapen and doesn’t completely fit to the next one, you can use a big flathead screwdriver to draw them tight together. Using a scrap or spare piece of wood placed in between the board you’re installing and the screwdriver, hit the screwdriver into the sub-floor and make it your lever in drawing the boards to each other. Check if the holes of the nails have already been drilled so that you can nail off the rest of the floor boards as you hold the screwdriver.
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