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Q: One visitor asked, "What type of tool should be used to install tongue in groove flooring?"

A: Easy question to answer, but you should have put it in the "plural". "Tools". You will need to nail this floor down to the sub floor somehow. You can rent a manual nailer, which, if you are installing 3/4 thick flooring, takes a good amount of effort. Or you can use a pneumatic nailer. I have both, but now just use the air actuated nailer. It is far easier on the body! You will also need a saw to cut each board. A chalk line, tape measure, probably a table saw to rip boards along the wall. If you don't know what sort of tool to use to install this type of floor, my advice would be to leave it up to a professional. Honestly, there is a lot to consider in layout and installation. It is not as "do it yourself" as some might have you believe. And it is back breaking work. My view is that, if I don't actually know how to do something, I would rather be out making money doing what I know how to do, and leave any given job up to the pro.


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