More and more homeowners are joining the fashion movement toward hardwood flooring. While for some, this has more to do with family allergies than actual desire, most people love the feel and character that hardwood flooring gives to any room. For homeowners (and even DIYers) that are eager to trade out stained, matted carpeting for shining, beautiful hardwood boards, here’s our rundown on the various methods of installation.
Nailing is primarily used for thick hardwood floors with a width of ¾” or greater. It may also be used for thinner flooring of sturdy wood. Nail cleats of 2″ are used with a nail gun and mallet to attach to the subfloor. Boards will be placed against the subfloor and secured by the placement of the nail cleats and the gentle hammering of the wood down to securely attach them.