Can I use a regular nail gun to install hardwood floors?
Keeping this in consideration, can you use a brad nailer to install hardwood floor?
Like most of the newer floor products, you can install it floatin without glue or nails, glued down or nailed into place on plywood and other wood product subfloors. A flooring nailer is the preferred method for attaching flooring, but a brad nailer, used correctly, runs a close second.
Subsequently, question is, are staples or nails better for hardwood floors? Staples. Because each staple grips the wood with two prongs, staples provide a tighter initial grip than cleat nails. However, flooring staples are more likely to back out as wood expands and contracts, loosening the hold and increasing the risk of squeaks.
Beside above, what kind of nails should I use for hardwood flooring?
Use 1-1/2" long cleat nails when installing thinner 1/2" thick wood flooring. Use 1-3/4" long cleat nails when installing 3/4" solid wood flooring, when 3/4" thick plywood is applied directly over a concrete slab—so the cleat nail does not go through the 3/4" thick plywood, hitting the concrete.
Can you use a nail gun on laminate flooring?
Although a nail gun is unnecessary when installing laminate flooring, a hammer or mallet is required whether working with glue-together or snap-together style floors.