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homey1

06:25PM | 10/22/05
Member Since: 04/26/05
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I have a Bostich 2" brad nailer and I am going to lay out 5" wide, 3/4" thick prefinished Birch wood flooring. Will this work? If so, how many inches apart should all the brads be?

Thanks!

flooringworldDOTorg

03:57AM | 10/29/05
Member Since: 10/28/05
312 lifetime posts
in theory yes it will work.

you want to ensure that the boards are tight together and that you nail angles back and down into the joists and countersunk.

that said, it is much better to use a manual or pneumatic hardwood nailer, they are easier to use, faster, does a better job, and made for the specific application.

consult your hardwood manufacturer for nailing patterns and distances as they can change from manufacturer to manufacturer. The norm is about 10"-12" but check with them to be sire for your specific product.

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homey1

04:54AM | 10/29/05
Member Since: 04/26/05
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So far its working very well. I have been using lots of brads, nailing every 6 inches or so. Sometimes more. The nailer is light and easy to use. I have gotten the nailing angle down easily too. the joints fit tight and the boards stay down well. We'll see how it lasts.

flooringworldDOTorg

06:10AM | 10/29/05
Member Since: 10/28/05
312 lifetime posts
also ensure the boards are tight to the floor by pushing them down or standing on them as you nail .. sometimes they are bowed upwards and if nailed no tight to the floor surface, they can cause furture squeaking.

good luck

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homey1

01:58AM | 10/30/05
Member Since: 04/26/05
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Thanks, I have been doing that religiously. So far so good, I have about 1/3 the floor down. It looks really nice.

shedengren

01:33PM | 11/18/16
Member Since: 11/18/16
1 lifetime posts
I realize this post is over a decade old, but I'd love to hear how the floor has been holding up...

BV013765

07:06AM | 04/30/17
I just did the same thing for a very small landing. It went down easy; hopefully it wont come up easy too.

Tbuilder300

07:02PM | 07/01/17
Member Since: 07/01/17
1 lifetime posts
Hi,I just put down a 15' x 27' 1/2"x3-7/8" strand woven bamboo down on 3/4" subfloor with 1-1/2" brads using a Freeman 4 in 1 with angled flooring shoe placing brads every 6 inches. Floor went down very tight and very fast. I would love to here back from other people who have done this and how it is holding up. My floor has been down for a month now with kids and pets running and playing on it and is still squeak free.
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