STAPLE OR NAIL DOWN INSTALLATION
Tools & Materials:
- Power saw, hammer, chalk line and tool listed below
- Staple Gun: Stanley Mark 3
- Staples: 1 1/2” Staples For 1/2” for MIFS or 1-1/2” Power cleats for Model 445
Sub floor & Preparation:
Sub floors should be flat to 3/16” per 8’ radius. If sub floor prep work is required, “highs” should be ground down and the “lows” filled with an underlayment patch. Acceptable sub floors are the following:
Acceptable sub floors are the following:
1/24/2011 05:50:37 am
How long should the flooring be allowed to acclimate to the house before installation?
3/9/2013 09:50:45 am
Freshly milled flooring usually has moisture content between 6% - 9%, and requires 3 days in the area of installation to acclimate.
1/24/2011 06:00:18 am
Freshly milled flooring usually has a moisture content between 6% - 9%, and requires 3 days in the area of installation to acclimate.
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3/9/2013 09:48:26 am
Both methods will work, as long as it's within the manufacturer's recommendations. Nail down at least offers a chance to reuse/reposition the boards later ... glue-down, it's one time and one-time only.If the manufacturer allows for floating (some engineered woods can), consider that instead glue-down. That way, you can use a moisture resistant underlayment - something you can't with a glue-down.
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