Click lock or nail down for first timer


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Old 09-22-07, 03:19 PM
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Click lock or nail down for first timer

I am an intermediate DIYer and I would like to know if for my first flooring install I should do nail down onto 3/4 ply subfloor. OR floating, with a click lock type floor? I have a floor that will stretch from an entrance, to a hallway to the living room and dining room. I have a compressor I would only have to rent the nailer. But the nailing doesn't seem that bad as long as I can keep the joints tight and the floor straight. If I do solid nail down it will be cheaper.

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Old 09-22-07, 03:30 PM
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whats under the 3/4 plywood sub floor ?
 
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Old 09-22-07, 05:10 PM
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2x10 dimensional floor joists
 
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Old 09-22-07, 05:27 PM
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"floating, with a click lock type floor" provides a positive locking system that will assure that the flooring will run straight and true assuming that you make sure it is click locked.

You already hit on the nail down floor "nailing doesn't seem that bad as long as I can keep the joints tight and the floor straight."

A pneumatic nailer will make the job go way faster, but gthe secret is getting the 1st run perfectly straight. That a little more involved
 
 

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