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wombosi 09-17-2008 07:28 PM

Help Installing Mahogany T&G porch floor
Hi All,

I'm replacing my floor (along with some framing repair) with 5/4 mahog.

I'm wondering the best way to attach this to the framing.

- 15g finish nail gun with galvies?

- rent the floor nailer?

- predrill, nail by hand with option X?

- predrill, trim head screws?

I plan on sealing the underside and all edges prior to installation, then sanding the deck and oiling it.

Any recommendations on this front?


buletbob 09-18-2008 05:37 AM

Never tried LEGO'S to install porch flooring, But I guess there's all types :laughing:. A flooring nailer would be your best bet, IF you can find a cleat that would be for outside use. I haven't seen any for my Floor Power nailer but I'm sure there is something out there.
What I have done in the past is to pre drill and install stainless steel screws into the tongue. And also we hand nailed the tongue, I have seen this installed with the trim nailer, but would not recommend it as for the nails not being of the correct gauge, and correct holding strength for the floor.
And as for sealing the floor before you install it ,That's the right way to go, especially when your close to the ground. just make sure your porch floor is vented. Hope this helps BOB

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