Prefinished Flooring Expectations


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Old 01-09-08, 06:22 PM
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Prefinished Flooring Expectations

As we install our 4" brazilian cherry pre-finished floor over the 3/4" plywood subfloor we are able to go back and see "bumps" along the edge of the plank above each fastener. We have tried both 2" staples and nails. Is it normal (when the light is just right) to be able to detect the fastener areas?

After laying about 800 sq ft we also have about 20 boards where you can easily detect a planer mark. It is as if a power planer were touched to the board in one spot leaving a dished out area across the width of the board before it was finished. Is this part of the expected 5% unusable boards? Do all batches of flooring have planer marks like these?

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Originally Posted by h2oskir
As we install our 4" brazilian cherry pre-finished floor over the 3/4" plywood subfloor we are able to go back and see "bumps" along the edge of the plank above each fastener. We have tried both 2" staples and nails. Is it normal (when the light is just right) to be able to detect the fastener areas?

After laying about 800 sq ft we also have about 20 boards where you can easily detect a planer mark. It is as if a power planer were touched to the board in one spot leaving a dished out area across the width of the board before it was finished. Is this part of the expected 5% unusable boards? Do all batches of flooring have planer marks like these?

thx John


Mis adjustment of the nailer.

Never combine staples and cleats within the same installation!!!! Staples hold better then cleats and you WILL see panalization as the floor shrinks and swells with humidity changes.

Yes, each board is to be inspected before you install it. That is part of your 5% cull factor. If it is greater then 5% of flooring and those boards cut and used for starters(cut out the bad part)
 
 

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