Installing 3/8" solid Brazilian Cherry
We have just purchased a house and will be installing a prefinished 3/8" brazilian cherry hardwood floor in the living room prior to moving in. We selected the Bellawood brand.
This is my first hardwood flooring install. I have laid laminate several times and found it very easy. I am confident I'll figure hardwood out, but I want to get as much info as possible before I start.
Since the neighboring room, the kitchen, has hardwood maple, I am going to attempt a hardwood maple 1 board width border 2-3 boards away from the wall around the room. To make it a bit easier I was going to basket weave the corners instead of 45's on the border and the exterior.
I plan on stapling or nailing the floor. I saw that most pneumatic floor nailers, however only adjust from 1/2" to 3/4". Is this because of nail depth through the tongue? Is there a different type pneumatic stapler/nailer I should look to rent/purchase to secure the 3/8" flooring that I've purchased?
Thank you for any help you can provide.