is Pneumatic Floor Stapler a must? unfinished red oak.
We are nearing the end of closet project where we enlarged our closets openings. Its a smallish space, approx. 130inch wide by 25inch deep (we combined 2 side-by-side closets by taking out the middle wall.) Our house was built in 1945. The flooring we took up in the closet was red oak, 3/4inch thick and 2-1/4in wide. (Oddly enough it was nailed in with masonry nails.) So we decided to replace it with similar stuff - at Home Depot, we found unfinished red oak made by Bruce.
- do we need to rent a floor stapler for such a small space?
- is there something else we can use instead? hand nailing or?
- if we use this Bruce unfinished red oak, do we have to sand it before poly-ing it? if so, maybe we should have purchased pre-finished?