A Newbie’s Guide To Wood Flooring

Wood tones are often problematic if you choose a color scheme or new furnishings. To make wooden flooring silent underfoot, it is best to first glue down every board using versatile carpenter’s glue from a squeeze bottle, then pound in some finishing nails. In the event you can bend the glue without breaking it, the glue is versatile enough to use for your floor. Now drive finishing nails by way of the pine wooden and into the subfloor about one-half inch from the wall — be sure to get shut enough to the wall that the baseboard and trim will cover the nail heads later. Even when you have a flooring nailer, drive these first nails into the tongue by hand, utilizing a nail set to sink the heads below the wood surface.

The easiest way to illuminate the ground surface and highlight areas that want more sanding is with a 500 watt halogen mild positioned at flooring level. A store vac is invaluable to scrub the ground earlier than ending — just ensure to use a gentle bristle flooring attachment. The exhausting, plastic floor wand of the store vac can leave marks in your light, newly sanded softwood floor. …