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vvgeorge

02:40PM | 03/28/05
Member Since: 01/04/05
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Some of the nails in my hardwood flooring keep coming up after i hit them back down. What can i do to keep them from making thier way back up. Losing a number of socks hehehe.

bravey

10:10AM | 03/29/05
Member Since: 06/23/04
164 lifetime posts
Most wood floors (traditional type) have tongue and groove joints. The nails are driven into the tongue area and covered by the next board. The nails shouldn't be able to rise above the floor line even if they become loose. Your problem nail may have been added to stop a squeek or loose board. If it is only one nail, I suggest that you remove it the next time it becomes accessible. You could choose not to replace the nail if there is no squeek or movement. Do not repair with another nail as it will likely also become a problem.

There are special screws available for wood floor repair. They are installed with a power drill and snap off below the floor line after seating. The upper 3/4" of shank is smooth so that it will pull the floor board down snug to the subfloor. The head is relatively small and thus minimizes the size of hole to fill. Easier to find , a conventional wood screw could be used in a predrilled, countersunk hole. Cover the hole with a wood plug.

Regards

bravey

10:14AM | 03/29/05
Member Since: 06/23/04
164 lifetime posts
The break-away screws are available from:

O'Berry Enterprises, Inc.

5306 Business Parkway #110

Ringwood, IL 60072

800-459-8428

www.squeaknomore.com

Regards
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