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Old 02-03-2014, 02:15 AM   #1
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Installed Bamboo Flooring in Our Closet


Now that we are winding down on our 2-story addition...time for the small details....

This past weekend...the floor of the walk in closet. That way my wife (vs 'the wife') has a place to put all of her stuff and protect it from the mud dust.

HD had a good deal on solid bamboo 5/8" flooring...$1.89/sq ft. So I bought about 300 sq ft of the stuff.

Also picked up a floor air nailer from Harbor Freight.

This is me just getting started. Initially I tried using finishing nails on the 1st row. I even pre-drilled the holes.....that didn't last long.....time for the finishing nailer...



Once you get going, it goes pretty quick. The HF nailer worked just fine.

The closet is not 'exactly' square. So....lots of cuts



Some of the cuts were a bit complicated....getting them into position was even more difficult....unless you treat it like a puzzle....



Overall, I think it came out great. Stuff is comfortable to walk on...feels nice and solid. I'm very happy with the choice.



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Looks nice.
I hope there's enough gap around the outsides for expansion.
What's worked for me is a narrow crown pneumatic staple gun instead of a finish nailer.
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Joe....I have at least a quarter inch but I'm going to have to use at least 5/8" thick baseboard. Some gaps are more than 1/4".

And my drywall has at least a 1/2" gap at to bottom.

I think I'll be ok.

Don't forget that I'm in the land of little temp and humidity change. If the weather persons were not bombshells, no one would watch the weather.
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Must be nice, around here if you do not like the weather just wait a few min.
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Must be nice, around here if you do not like the weather just wait a few min.
I might find out in a year or so....I'll be doing some work down the road from you in Kinston NC...I would be negligent if I didn't stop by for a beer or two.
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Joe....I have at least a quarter inch but I'm going to have to use at least 5/8" thick baseboard. Some gaps are more than 1/4".

And my drywall has at least a 1/2" gap at to bottom.

I think I'll be ok.

Don't forget that I'm in the land of little temp and humidity change. If the weather persons were not bombshells, no one would watch the weather.

Most of the expansion occurs across the grain as opposed to with it.
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