Tap and slide the brand new planks into the tongue and groove openings utilizing a smooth mallet. Once in place, use a end nail gun to lock. Insert three or 4 nails at a 45-degree angle into the notch of the tongue. Keep nails about two inches contained in the ends of every plank.
For the final plank, use a desk noticed to take away the tongue and backside half of the groove. Carefully set the blade depth and fence width in your noticed earlier than making the minimize. Removing this wooden permits the final board to drop into place.
Before inserting the final plank, place a couple of dollops of development adhesive straight onto the sub-floor. Do not use wooden or carpenter’s glue as a result of it gained’t enable the wooden to develop and contract. Adhesive creates a everlasting seal, however nonetheless permits for pure motion of the wooden.
Use a smooth mallet to softly faucet the plank into place. Once set, full the set up by high nailing two inches from the top seam and one within the center. If wanted, fill any massive gaps with wooden filler and let dry.