We missed the part where it said put the nails as close to the edge as possible to later cover with a 1/4 inch round.
Also, there are areas where this just wont work ( near the slider door that a 1/4 round will be used to cover the expansion gap, etc.)
Also, unfortunately my husband used ugly metal silver colored finishing nails instead of looking for a gold finish that might have blended better in the 5" wide 3/4 inches tongue and groove solid maple flooring.
How can we effectively hide these hideous nails? Sink them, but then what. Fill with ? Sawdust? Floor is prefinished with a gloss though.
These are the correct nails, not colored ones. Sink the nails. Mix wood putty with stain until it matches when dry. Make samples until you find a good match. Use a small flexible putty knife to fill nails holes flush with the wood. You will only see them if you really look for them.