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
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
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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