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mrsbtate 07-07-2010 09:23 AM

Putting down engineered wood flooring - staple lumps
I am putting down engineered wood flooring. It is single planks. They are using the staple down method. I am concerend because when the sun shines through the window, I can see every place a staple was used because there is a small lump. Is this common with this type of intallation of this product?

DangerMouse 07-07-2010 09:33 AM

Hi and welcome to the forum.

I'd guess it's a quality issue. I've seen some very thin, poorly made "flooring" that would easily do what you describe.
Could be any number of other reasons, that's just my guess.
The guys here may have different opinions/possible fixes for you as well, so check back.


canadaclub 07-07-2010 03:16 PM

I have never seen a floor with instructions to 'staple' into the face of the board. Am I reading this wrong? Do you have any pics? Are you sure it is engineered and not hardwood? Staples or cleats are used to install hardwood flooring but, again, not through the face but through the t&g joints. A floor nailer is required though.

tacomahardwood. 07-11-2010 02:35 AM

probly too big of staples ,or air pressure is wrong for the staple gun . what thickness of flooring ?Try reading the directions
I assume you mean they are blind stapleing .

canadaclub 07-11-2010 05:56 AM


Originally Posted by tacomahardwood. (Post 467956)
I assume you mean they are blind stapleing .

What is that Tacoma?

tacomahardwood. 07-11-2010 12:45 PM

Blind staple

Originally Posted by canadaclub (Post 467963)
What is that Tacoma?

Means you staple the wood on the top of the toungue with a 45 degree angle staple gun ,when you put the next piece of wood in place the groove side will hide the staples . If you don't understand what blind nailing is then have someone show you ,Its very simple

canadaclub 07-11-2010 07:20 PM

Thanks Tacoma..nice advice. Only blind nailed on deck skirts but I get you're drift.

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