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Old 05-27-2011, 11:00 AM   #1
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Hi all,
I am wondering if anyone knows what this floor is. It's in our living room and I want to extend it into our bedroom (currently carpeted). The house was built in 93 and is located in Conifer, Colorado.

Also, I'm wondering if anyone has suggestions about install. I'm debating about doing it myself - my one fear is leveling the floor. I installed laminate flooring in an old kitchen and the floor wasn't quite level and we had squeaks. I don't want that top happen here... is it difficult to determine levelness and should I just have it installed by a pro?

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Old 05-27-2011, 05:43 PM   #2
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Red Oak---Cabin grade--(not select)--sanded in place

If you install it your self--find any squeaks in the subfloor and add screws to stop the squeaks.

Often hiring the sanding and finishing part of the job is not to expensive.---The install is not difficult for a person of moderate woodworking skills.

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Thanks for the confidence boost I needed to put me over the edge to do it on my own. I've done a lot of home remodeling and repairing, so this sounds like a good one to add into my aresenal.

Also, thanks for the id of the wood.
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The pneumatic floor nailers make the job easy--Compared to the old hammer driven ones I used to use.

They can be rented by the day----I recently purchased a Harbor Freight on for $55--Final mark down from $179--Laid 650 square foot with it and it worked well.
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You can probably rent a floor nailer and compressor in Littleton. Home Depots, Lowes, Ace Hardware usually have them for rent. Or most any tool-rental outfit.
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Thanks! Is the nailer run by a compressor? When I was a teenager I helped my dad install a floor and we just whacked the top of the nailer. I have a mid-size compressor and thought I would rent the nailer, good to know I can do it at a somewhat local store.

Always great to get more info, thanks so much.
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The newer models are "air-assist". You still wack'em.

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