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Special Offer Metropolitan Deco Oak Kiln Smoked (clearance)

Metropolitan Deco Oak Kiln Smoked (clearance)

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Riviera Oak Lacquered 3 Strip Flooring

Riviera Oak Lacquered 3 Strip Flooring

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Developer Oak Oiled 190mm RL (Clearance)

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Special Offer Riviera Oak Engineered Wood Floor Oiled RL

Riviera Oak Engineered Wood Floor Oiled RL

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Riviera Oak Lacquered RL Engineered Hardwood Floor

Riviera Oak Lacquered RL Engineered Hardwood Floor

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Developer Oak Oiled 190mm RL

Developer Oak Oiled 190mm RL

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Furlong Emerald Multi-layer 150mm Natural Oak 5816

Furlong Emerald Multi-layer 150mm Natural Oak 5816

From £31.66 m2
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Furlong Emerald Multi-layer 150mm Nutmeg 20067

Furlong Emerald Multi-layer 150mm Nutmeg 20067

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Emerald Multi-Layer 190mm Natural Oak 21936

Emerald Multi-Layer 190mm Natural Oak 21936

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Furlong 21000  Next Step Oak Rustic Matt Lacquered

Furlong 21000 Next Step Oak Rustic Matt Lacquered

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Special Offer French Oak Hardwax White Oiled (20mm) (clearance)

French Oak Hardwax White Oiled (20mm) (clearance)

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T&G

One of the main advantages of the tongue and groove (T&G) wood floor type is its secret nailing property. When properly installed the nails seem invisible, making the finished product look clean and classy. While installing tongue and groove wood floor boards is easier with a power nailer, you can also do it manually. Just get your knee pads ready if that is the case....

The secret nailing process for tongue and groove wood floor
With a power nailer, you can have apply right force to steer the nails through the board's tongues at the right angle without splitting the wood. However, with the manual hand and hammer method there is greater possibility you will not apply the right force at the right angle.

Putting the boards together
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 for the nails have already been drilled so that you can nail off the rest of the floor boards as you hold the screwdriver.