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Old 02-28-2011, 07:33 PM   #1
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Nailing oak nosing for hardwood floor


Good day Everyone,

I'm in the process of putting down oak hardwood flooring throughout my house. I am laying down some nosing and my question is this...

Will a finishing nailer shoot through 3/4" oak nosing or do I need something else?

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Old 02-28-2011, 07:37 PM   #2
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Nosing generally means steps or stairs. Finish nails really don't do the trick. Maybe if the nosing is glued they would work.

People tend to roll their feet over the edge of a stair nosing when descending and that creates a downward twist on the nosing, same thing when ascending.

I would suggest using adhesive with a "finish-screw" instead, and then pookie the hole.

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Nosing generally means steps or stairs. Finish nails really don't do the trick. Maybe if the nosing is glued they would work.

People tend to roll their feet over the edge of a stair nosing when descending and that creates a downward twist on the nosing, same thing when ascending.

I would suggest using adhesive with a "finish-screw" instead, and then pookie the hole.
Thanks! I've got construction adhesive to use when I put the nosing down.

What size (width) of screw do you think I would need??
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Maybe Bud knows the gauge of screw. I don't think it's that important. I'll guess it'll be about 3/32" or 2 mm. You want the screw to be at least 1 1/2" long, longer if the subfloor allows. Be sure to pre-drill and stay away from the ends or you'll crack the wood.

Construction adhesive will be OK. I used to use yellow wood glue, but OK.

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I use PL 400 and a couple of 2" finish nails to hold it till it sets up ,then i put my knee on it or against it, and hit it with the flooring nailer.
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Here is an update....

I pulled the railing up, put down the nosing and then I had to rip a piece of oak 2-1/4" wide to add on the back side of the nosing to make it all work. I used PL 400 and my air nailer to fasten. I will be adding a piece of oak underneath the nosing for extra support at the front.

Heres some pics! #3 is the railing reinstalled and the oak stained(I just finished actually) now I just have to lay the hardwood!!! I'll post a pic or two when I'm all done the entire project.
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