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cathy parker
Flooring
cathy parker

Can you put down raw hardwood flooring without tongue and grove?

dj1
Re: Flooring
dj1

Yes, if you can nail it to something (sub floor).

If on concrete or joists, a moisture barrier goes on first (first floor).

bellacera
Re: Flooring
bellacera

Without tongue and groove edges, hardwood flooring are abundantly face nailed.
Tongue and groove edges lock hardwood-flooring planks together along the seams, ensuring a snug fit and hiding finishing nails, but it is possible to install a wood floor without an interlocking system.

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