I just picked up some oak flooring from Lumber Liquidators-- solid oak, pre-finished, looks really good, for $1.49 a square foot.
It’s quite thin, and isn’t anything I’ve ever dealt with. Normally, oak floor would go down with a pnuematic flooring nailer. This stuff is tongue and groove, and the clerk said to staple it down.
I am worried about breaking the joints if I use a regular flooring nailer.
Could anyone here offer advice about how to fasten this thin wood flooring down?
I bought quite a bit extra because I expected to get damaged pieces for that price, so so far every box I’ve opened has been really good looking. I may get an extra room done.
As an aside, my son drove me over to pick up my oak and he was admiring some Bellawood solid maple flooring, and when it looked like he was really seriously thinking about buying, the clerk offered him $.30 a foot off the posted price, which was already a very good price.
It wouldn’t have occured to me to ask for a discount, since their prices are already so low. I guess everyone’s business is down, so it’s worth it to ask for a discount.