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#1 posted 01-28-2018 05:54 PM

1- clean floor well
2- rosin paper/tarpaper
3- snap line for first row. check to make sure parallel with other walls in case you want to cheat it a bit.
4- lay out first row, face nail with 16 gauge finish nails. make sure to leave room for expansion. shim behind first row to make sure it won’t slide.
5- continue on staggering seams and matching boards per your taste.

You should be able to use gun starting on second row, but make sure first board does not slide. Watch for narrower boards /pretty common. don’t need to worry about expansion with length much but watch the width. Also tap tight before using gun. Hope would has had time to acclimate.

Good luck

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