Installing spline in hardwood flooring

Many times during a hardwood flooring job you need to change directions in nailing. A spline strip allows this to happen. The particular hardwood in this video is unfinished black walnut 3 inch and 4 inch wide plank three-quarter inch thick.


dynomax666 says:

do you cut your splines or buy them… seems hard to find them around here to buy pre cut spline

mike jones says:

I may be looking at this wrong but wouldn’t have been easier to deal with the stair tie in and direction reverse by doing it one row back? that would have let you to cut and tongue nail the piece in front of the step.Rather than having to face nail a piece you are gonna see everytime you walk up to it.

BJ Graveline says:

I contacted the flooring place where I had purchased the flooring and requested they get some spline/reversing strips for my particular type of flooring (9/16″ engineered).
The manufacturer does not make such a thing and the ones from the hardware store are too thick.
I believe I too will have to make my own spline/reversing strips! This is my first flooring install, so it’s been a pretty steep learning curve.

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