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patricia jean
wood floors

does it matter what side of the floor i nail down ? tongue or groove. videos show both whats the dif.

A. Spruce
Re: wood floors

It's easier to nail the tongue than the groove.

jkirk
Re: wood floors

most staplers are designed for the tongue to be shot down . there is the odd time you will need to shoot through the groove but rarely

johnalbert
Re: wood floors

Depends on the type of nails used whether you can pry much at all. The tongue and groove need to stay tight. I like the grove showing in my direction.The tongue is easier to start into the grove.

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