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Posted: 1/31/2002 10:24:50 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/31/2002 10:30:49 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/31/2002 10:33:04 AM EDT by ECS]
My only experience is with the unfinished random length white oak strips. I nailed them to the underlayment with a special floor nailer that drives nails thru the tongue. - no adhesive. Mine sat in the house about a week before I used them. I couldn't use the nailer for the first and last couple rows, those I had to drill pilot holes thru the face and nail down with finishing nails.
Link Posted: 1/31/2002 10:34:45 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/31/2002 11:53:35 AM EDT
Yeah. If the instructions say something like, "leave 1/4" gap at the walls", or something like that, DO IT! Wood is very dynamic--it will expand and contract with the weather. You don't want the flooring buckling up when it expands in hot/damp weather. Also, when it comes time to put in the 1/4 round molding or floor shoe, nail into the base molding, not the floor. Good luck.
Link Posted: 1/31/2002 11:59:41 AM EDT
Originally posted by Fatman: Also, when it comes time to put in the 1/4 round molding or floor shoe, nail into the base molding, not the floor.
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Good call on this one...moved into a house where the finish nails pulled through the quarter round when the hardwood floors swelled under the wall in the summer. The previous owner couldn't understand why his quarter round popped out from the wall!
Link Posted: 1/31/2002 12:03:24 PM EDT
Originally Posted By squibload:
Originally posted by Fatman: Also, when it comes time to put in the 1/4 round molding or floor shoe, nail into the base molding, not the floor.
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Good call on this one...moved into a house where the finish nails pulled through the quarter round when the hardwood floors swelled under the wall in the summer. The previous owner couldn't understand why his quarter round popped out from the wall!
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I'm going to ring in again, and say that when it comes to this kind of trim, buy, beg, borrow or rent a compressor and a brad gun. You'll shed tears of joy, I ga-run-teee!
Link Posted: 1/31/2002 5:43:17 PM EDT
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