Step 7- Staple your hardwood boards
Using your pneumatic nail gun, place it over the edge of each board and strike with a mallet, driving a staple into the tongue at the side. Working your way across, power-nail the planks through the tongue. Leave just a 3/4-inch gap for expansion between the end plank and wall. Stagger the ends by 6 inches and keep racking bundles as you progress.
Step 8- Framing around obstructions
As you work across the floor, at the edges, you’ll likely encounter obstructions like fireplace edges or counters. Mitre your boards to create a buffer between boards and the wall, positioning boards, so they line up with the rest of the floorboards. Cut off the plank tongue if it’s on the edge facing the obstruction.
Where your hardwood flooring meets a bump, frame or other irregularity, cut board corners to fit. Push your board flush to the obstacle and measure out where to cut away material. Allow for a ½ inch expansion gap at the end of a plank, and ¾ along edges. You’ll make your cuts with a jigsaw.
Step 9- Fill any holes
You can replace the shoe moulding once all boards are in place, then putty all your nail holes that have been face-nailed. Your wood-putty should match the tone of your wood perfectly.
Step 10- Toronto hardwood flooring maintenance
Maintenance of beautiful wood
floors isn’t complicated. You should regularly sweep to keep grit off and protect surfaces with furniture pads. Avoid excess water and spot clean or use a lightly damp mop instead.