Securing old pine flooring

I have some old (100+yr) pine flooring that is coming up -- specifically, the board is loose and the old cut nails keep popping up. When I tried to sink the nails, I only ended up cracking the board a bit.
What is the best way to secure the board? - What types of nails should I use? - Should I predill a bit to avoid cracking? - Should I try to pull out the old cut nails that are popping out?
Jeff
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Possibly pull up the loose nail, and replace it with a slightly bigger nail?
These guys make great cut nails (since 1819): http://www.tremontnail.com/tremont-flooring.htm
Due to the design of the nail, you "should" be able to just sink them without predrilling.
This is a good read: http://www.tremontnail.com/faqs.htm
-john

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you can cut or grind the head of a nail to look like it is a square nail, can't tell at all after its sunk.
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blueman Wrote:

Probably best to pre=drill then fasten with finish screws
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Yeah, 100 year-old pine (I presume yellow pine) is very hard. Predrill holes and see if you can find screw nails. They have finish nail heads but a coarse pitch thread on the shank.
Steve Manes Brooklyn, NY http://www.magpie.com/house/bbs
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