How to Install Flooring Using a Pneumatic Nail Gun

An air-powered nail gun can make installing hardwood or laminate flooring much easier and quicker.

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Hide CaptionShow CaptionPneumatic flooring nailers provide pressurized air to drive nails into flooring materials.
How to install hardwood flooring
Pneumatic flooring nailers use a compressor to provide pressurized air to drive nails into flooring materials. Nailers and compressors can be rented from local hardware stores. A flooring nailer rental kit should also include a rubber mallet.

The shoe plate attached to the bottom face of the nailer allows the floor nailer to adapt to various thicknesses of flooring. The shoe for 3/4-inch flooring is standard with all nailers. Some rental kits also include a number of extras to accommodate 3/8 to 5/8-inch floors. If you need the 3/8 or 5/8 includ shoe plate, be sure to ask about it when you are renting the nailer.

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