Hardwood Floor Part 2, how to install

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http://handymanfix.com/hardwood-floor-part-3-how-to-trim/
http://handymanfix.com/hardwood-floor-part-4-how-to-stair-and-handrail/

This part 2 is:
5. Prepare subfloor
5.1. if the plywood underneath your floor is in good condition you can leave it, otherwise remove the upper layers of the floor until you reach the floor’s foundation. It is especially important to remove particle board if you floor lies upon it.
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5.2. install plywood preferred: ¾”, min thick 5/8″.
5.3. make it flat
6. Nail
6.1. plan the interleave
6.2. inspect the width of the planks.
6.3. regular nailer is used to face nail when the floor nailer is too big.
6.4. fastening each board with at least two fasteners
6.5. 8-10″ apart and 1-1 1/2″ from the ends (to avoid splitting).
6.6. Tighten boards as necessary to reduce gaps before fastening.
6.7. The last 1-2 rows will need to be face-nailed where clearance does not permit blind nailing with stapler or brad nailer. Pre-drill and face-nail on the tongue side following
6.8. spline. Cut the paint stick and glue the two grooves together if you have to join two grooves.
6.9. High traffic area can apply glue to minimize squeaky floor boards later

5. Prepare subfloor
5.1. if the plywood underneath your floor is in good condition you can leave it, otherwise remove the upper layers of the floor until you reach the floor’s foundation. It is especially important to remove particle board if you floor lies upon it.
.
5.2. install plywood preferred: ¾”, min thick 5/8″.
5.3. make it flat

6. Nail
6.1. plan the interleave
6.2. inspect the width of the planks.
6.3. regular nailer is used to face nail when the floor nailer is too big.
6.4. fastening each board with at least two fasteners
6.5. 8-10″ apart and 1-1 1/2″ from the ends (to avoid splitting).
6.6. Tighten boards as necessary to reduce gaps before fastening.
6.7. The last 1-2 rows will need to be face-nailed where clearance does not permit blind nailing with stapler or brad nailer. Pre-drill and face-nail on the tongue side following
6.8. spline. Cut the paint stick and glue the two grooves together if you have to join two grooves.
6.9. High traffic area can apply glue to minimize squeaky floor boards later
6.10. If you want to join two planks with both grooves, you may cut a paint stick (the stick to stir the paint). The paint stick is just the right thickness.
If you want to see other videos of the series, visit the following links:
Hardwood Floor –part 4: How to Stair and Handrail (spiral curved)
https://youtu.be/xxF9R7o_8p0

Hardwood Floor –part 3: How to Trim
https://youtu.be/72XBahjls4s

Hardwood Floor –How to Prepare
https://youtu.be/7lgOMb2LPFE

3 Tapping Glueless Laminate Floor Installation, a Must-See
https://youtu.be/ZG6UoxEta1I

4 Step Minimal Waste, Time Saving Laminate/Engineered Wood Installation
https://youtu.be/W04oIH7o5RE

12 DIY Tools For Laminate Flooring Installation
https://youtu.be/qXlEnnbxLn0

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Andy says:

Good advice, but audio quality is terrible half way through.

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