Gena Guthrie Flooring November 21st, 2018 - 03:22:24
This will hold the planks tight while the glue sets in place now we're onto blind nailing, which will continue on all rows, moving forward, we're using 2-inch cleats, which have terrific holding power and are firing them in using a pneumatic hammer. They should be shot in every four to six inches through the tongue. As seen here, if the floor is going over a concrete slab and you're relying on a plastic vapor barrier, you want to make sure to use the properly sized cleats to prevent puncturing of the plastic.
There are many types of glue that can be used, but for this application, applying beads of flexible polyurethane-based adhesive is a strong and cost-effective way of locking this wide birch down. The glue is flexible enough to move with the wood as it expands and contracts with the seasons without breaking the adhesive bond. Each row of planks will fit snug to the nailed row before it eventually. You'll need to move the flooring pile to the other side of the room.
This is a good time to keep planks organized by width and sometimes sorted by color or grain depending on the species. We've reached the midpoint of this project and we're trying to showcase some of the boards that are well figured and, as you can see, this has got a really great figure pattern, so we're putting it in the middle of floor to kind of enhance the room once You get going the install moves quickly. You want to try and fully utilize the long lengths and stagger the joints.
The end joint should be at least two feet apart, wherever possible, with multicolored woods like birch, you have some control over how the floor looks by the way you lay it out. Matching the plank ends for color really creates a nice look. So now we're going to start our salmon finished processing using an 8-inch drum sander. We start with two passes with a drum sander using 80 and then 100 grit paper. It takes a lot of practice to do this correctly, so we highly recommend hiring a trained professional to sand your floor.
Luckily, for us, Gregg is a true professional every so often you want to stop and just see how the work is coming down, make sure it's even and flat. If there are any other areas, areas that you need to address what's good, the edger is a powerful machine and it's important to keep it moving. It designs allows it to sand right up to the walls and trim without damaging them, and its small size gets it into tight spots. Where the drum sander can't go. We have it hooked up to a vacuum to keep things clean as we make our way around.