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Old 11-24-2009, 07:13 PM   #1
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One friend says staples. Other says they aren't as good as nails. Who's right?

Putting down 3/4" x 3 1/4" oak.

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Not a wood guy, but my oak floor was nailed and has held up okay. It was installed in 1906.

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103 years! Guess that's one vote for nails.
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I've demo'd a lot of floors over the years. Nails & staples. The stapled floors came up a lot easier than the nailed floors.
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One friend says staples. Other says they aren't as good as nails. Who's right?

Putting down 3/4" x 3 1/4" oak.
Nails get my vote, but...... you may be able to get your friends to each install 1/2 of your floor, one with staples one with nails and see who is right.
You know, the old Huck Finn trick.....lol
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Maybe I'm just to old school but I've never had an issue with a nailed floor except when pulling one up.
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I know some of the flooring manufacturers specify nails and prohibit staples. Not all do that. I also like the fact that flooring nails have serrated edges that prevent them from coming out.

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