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Old 07-10-2019, 08:25 PM   #1
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I am installing 3/4 x 5" random length hickory hardwood flooring. When I nail the short ones down, in my next row I will use a longer one and it draws the board in tighter and causes a gap.. I have tried different nailing patterns and it still causes a gap. It's not a large gap but it just doesn't look right. It gets very frustrating. Is there a solution to this problem that anyone would suggest? Would really appreciate some helpful advice. The small ones run about 16 inches to 22 inches that I am referring to. Thanks again.
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Can you post pictures so we can see what you are seeing?
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One thing I would check is the board widths.

I have read that the shorter boards are sometimes about a 1/16th of an inch to narrow or too wide.

And some of the longer boards are too wide by 1/16the of an inch.

But I do envy your hickory. I wish we could have used it. Since we have under floor radiant heat, we were told that only an engineered floor would work well and we found a great deal on Acacia.
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