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Installing flooring with manual nailer...

Posted by Ed Parker on February 11th, 2000 12:03 PM
In reply to Pneumatic vs Manual Floor Nailer by Sean on February 9th, 2000 09:42 AM [Go to top of thread]

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For 150 sf, I would use a manual nailer. It should take no more than a day for the whole job, trim and all. As for nails vs. staples, i feel both would do an adequate job to hold prefinished flooring in place. I feel that a manual nailer will easily give as good a job as pneumatic for the job you are doing. To avoid cracking during installation and shrinking after, make sure you purchase the materials at least two weeks (yes, two weeks) prior to doing the job and allow them to adjust to the humidity levels of the room where they will be applied. Best of Luck.

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