Although glue isn’t part of traditional wood flooring installation, the right kind can ensure a virtually squeak-free floor.
A collated screw gun is the ultimate subfloor installation and reinforcement tool. The yard-long nose and auto-feed system save time and prevent back strain.
For tongue-and-groove flooring, nails should be driven into the tongue of the boards at a 45 degree angle.
If you want a wood floor, pine is beautiful, easy to install and less expensive than most carpet, vinyl or hardwood flooring.
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