We just finished installing and finishing our hardwood flooring. It wasn’t that hard but did take a lot of time and labor. I can’t believe we are this far along and can really now see the light at the end of the tunnel.
After we received our flooring we let it acclimate for about two weeks before we started laying the floor. We wanted to make our flooring as tight as possible so we used a bar, scrap piece of flooring and a 2×6 that we screwed into the sub-floor. This way its hard to see where the seems are. We decided to face nail the flooring using our trim nailer and we put 3 2 1/2 in galvanized nails every 16 inches where every floor joist was.
The finished flooring really looks good.
Now just a little bit of baseboard and we are ready for kitchen cabinets.