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How to Install Solid Hardwood Floors

Hardwood flooring installation is a big project, but you can install solid hardwood floors yourself to save money with this step-by-step video. Find more detailed instructions here: http://low.es/1F2uJOg

Difficulty Level: Moderate. If you are not 100% confident installing flooring, Lowe’s recommends that you hire a professional. Call 1-877-GO-LOWES or visit https://low.es/2C1mABH to learn more about installation services through Lowe’s.

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  1. How do I cut the flooring if I don’t have a power saw

  2. What kind of material is that under the floor? vapor barrier?

  3. This is not solid hardwood

  4. Can you give details about this floor

  5. Solid hard wood flooring does NOT have a subfloor. This stuff you are showing where you lay it down on an existing floor is just fake wood laminate. REAL hard wood flooring is nailed directly into the floor joists and does all of the load bearing. Apparently it is very hard to find these days as I'm having little luck for a room addition to my house currently. Stop passing off fake wood flooring as solid hardwood flooring.

  6. I just think it's ridiculous when all these stupid videos tell you to leave 3/4 of an inch of a gap then your Nailling the wood to the floor how is it supposed to move a full 3/4 of an inch. All you need is a quarter inch to a half of an inch is way more than enough and then you could just cover it with average baseboard of your choice and no shoe moulding that looks ridiculousI.

  7. I would like to know how to install hardwood flooring that is NOT tongue and groove……I have a LOT of Oak and Maple all the same thickness and very squarely cut, and different lengths. 3/4 inch thick. I have three different widths.

  8. At 1:50, he says face nail 1/2 inch from the tongue side, but he is actually nailing 1/2" from the groove side.

  9. if your floor were to contract, wouldn't your expansion gap get ridiculously wide?

  10. You won't need shoe molding if you don't have a massive expansion gap. 1/4" gap is plenty.

  11. 3:11 what a hack job. terrible fit.

  12. What size nails do you use for a nail gun to nail the first few rows?

  13. OK. 'Aclimate' is not a word. Even in America they know that.

  14. I have 4 dogs and 4 cats inside, while I do keep a tidy home vacuuming everyday, I would enjoy hard wood flooring with an occasional area rug. Thanks for the video.

  15. Are you using a finishing nailer or a brad nailer to start your first rows?

  16. Why did you put underlayment under the hardwood floor? Usually no underlayment on subfloor.

  17. You forgot to snap a line to make sure your boards are in a straight line when installing

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