Nails in hardwood floor

Old 02-05-02, 06:54 PM
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Nails in hardwood floor

I am refinishing a 75 yr old floor. A few surface nails are showing. Everything I have read tells me to countersink the nails and use filler in the hole. This looks worse than the nail heads to me. I want to finish over the nails, but am concerned that the finish will try to pop off the nail or otherwise fail. I will be using a urethane finish on oak. Any help out there?
Thanks Marty.
Old 02-06-02, 04:27 AM
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Filling nail holes in wood floors

It is recommended that you countersink nails. In general, holes are filled before sanding with a recommended wood flooring filler. Go to for helpful info.

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