How to Install Herringbone Wood Flooring?

Installing Herringbone Wood Flooring can quite of a challenge, but it takes only the right tools and technique to complete it in less than a month. Going through the following steps will help you do flooring installation yourself with ease. The stuff needed for the process includes but may not be limited to Herringbone flooring, glue, plywood, a spline, tape measure, a drill with screws, chalk line, square. 

Step 1:  The basic step in the process of the installation of the Herringbone flooring is to decide the direction in which the boards are going to run. The center point is to be marked separately and then the rest of the floor with a chalk line.

 Step 2: With the next step you find out what distance is going to be between the corners of the boards. A few slats can be dry fit to measure the distance.  

Step 3: After you have the measured distance of the corners, you divide it in half and mark the distance in both sides of the central line adding parallel lines in each distance. This will help to line up the points of the boards

Step 4: Starting the first row can be easier when using a plywood backing board. The plywood should be square and of the absolute same length as the boards. The points should be lined up on the marked lines.

Step 5: With the backing boards screwed down you can dry-fit the patterns to check if they line up.

Step 6: As soon as it comes to attaching the patterns, it is best to consult the manufacturer to see which option is recommended according to the material of the board. In this step, the floor is to be nailed and glued. You should lay the adhesive along the floor for the first rows of the pattern.

Step 7: After attaching the first board, a piece of spline may be used to press them all together. They can be nailed then

Step 8: In the process of installation please make sure at a time if the flooring is straight and go on with nailing after each placement. In the case of thick boards, two nails may be used for a better result.

Step 9: Having finished the first row, use the spline before attaching the next pattern.

Step 10: Make sure to check the distances repeatedly during the installation after starting new lines. The variations can be rectified by making adjustments during nailing.


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