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Author: Valencia Construction
Turned off after 3 minutes because of that annoying voice in the background!
Nice idea, but there’s nothing wrong with face nailing the last couple of rows with a finish nailer once there’s no longer room to use it on an angle. Most individuals who’ll try your method on a DIY project will likely fail several times and simply damage the tongue and groove, the finish on top, or even the wall. Once again, great video, good idea, but I’ll stick to face nailing.
I put some glue on last two rows and nail
Always good to check YouTube and see a pro doing it exactly the way you’ve already been doing it 🙂 OTOH, always better to find an easier way. Palm nailer is a must if you do a lot of this stuff.
I’m doing my floors. I pre-drill the plank before laying it in, that way you can get a good angle. Pound the cleat in couple of times, and then you should be able to get a palm cleat nailer on it & finish it off.
Now, how do you install the VERY last row?
We were laying 3 1/4″ red oak hardwood flooring and got to the last few rows where the floor nailer could no longer be used and we did exactly as you have shown and it worked perfectly. There was no damage to any of the flooring surface area or to the tongue of the boards. Great video and information. Since this is solid select red oak boards, we now need to fill some of the milling imperfections and have to find a product that works the best. Any suggestions would be welcomed.
OR you could add subfloor adhesive to the last row or two (depending on the width of planks), then nail it as close to the wall as you possibly can only to help keep the boards tight until the adhesive dries. The baseboard will cover all of the nail holes anyways! Whenever you nail with anything on the tongue it needs to be almost at a 45° to ensure it doesn’t get in the way of the groove. Am I method wrong? Have I been doing things wrong for the past 6 years?
I think ghost busters need to go there, right behind him an orb shot out from his right side when looking at him, it’s kinda in the beginning
Excellent straight forward video and superior craftsmanship. I’ve had a bunch of “installers” (apparently not craftsmen) tell me the only way to do the last three rows is face nailing.
When he was done he bombed the house .-.
Good vid. Very helpful, thanks
Now how to really do the last 3-5 rows depending on plank width. #1 rent palm power nailer. That gets you to the second to last row to the wall. #2 adhesive second to last row and nail tongues at the end of the board. #3 install final row with adhesive, nail on end tongues and use wall jacks and or shims to hold floor planks tight till adhesive sets the next day. No face nailing needed. You’re welcome.
Thanks brother, that really helped me out. God bless
Mashallah this Muslim brother knows what he’s doing
Nice. Not rocket science huh? And no face nailing!
You can use PowerPalm on last row without nailing
you could go to lowes and buy one of those dewalt right angle attachments for ur drill. I got one of those and they have helped me out of many of a tight spot.
Super helpful, thanks!
Thanks I was trying to figure out what I was going to do on the edge. What did we do before YouTube?
Great tips. Very helpful video. Would love to see the last row.
Thanks for your video. Very helpful.
Its not the 70s bro. Use the brad nailer no point to drill it and do that way
i forgot how much i hate hand nailing until now. i think i would suck it up and face nail
great video man, that was helpful
angle drill or drill with an angle attachment with small finish screws