Wood Flooring

When regular 3/4 T&G hardwood flooring is laid in hallways parallel to the long walls, how is it secured down? There is no room to swing a pneumatic mailer or even a hammer to toe nail in the tongue and I doubt that every piece is face nailed . Do you run it perpendicular to the walls? Is it glued?
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John,
If I remember correctly I got within two boards of the far wall with the flooring nailer. The second to the last I switched to a pneumatic stapler shooting down through the tongues and the last row I face nailed near the tongue edge where the shoe molding would cover.
Note: I did manage to scuff the wall a couple of times with the hammer for the floor nailer. I was tired. With more care it could have been avoided all together.
Bernie

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says...

You can get pretty close to the walls and still use the nailer. You swing the hammer nearly straight down and strike a glancing blow to the head, curling you hand in at the last moment. You only have to face nail the last few rows.
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