Forum Title: 3/8 Oak unfinished install; change direction transition
Hi all. I am installing unfinished 3/8 Oak. I have a two part question: First: We have removed a wall between kitchen and dining room and plan on extending the current Oak into the kitchen area. The new floor will be perpendicular to the current Oak and as per the picture, I have cut the current Oak directly across the room. At the transition (change in direction), my thought was to install biscuits to maintain an even transition. But I'm not sure if 3/8 is too thin to accommodate a #0 biscuit. I assume that the pros might install a spline, but my carpentry skills while relatively good, I am not sure that I want to experiment with routing in a spline across the length of existing floor. Alternatively, would face nailing and adhesive be sufficient. What would the pros do in this case? Second: What size/type nails are best for 3/8 Oak? Thanks in advance.
Category: Flooring Post By: PEDRO VALDEZ (Cheyenne, WY), 02/17/2019


- GILBERT CHAMBERS (Evanston, IL), 05/22/2019

You can but it up to the transition and nail into the tongue with a floor runner every 6 in the field , and 1-2 on the ends .. If it is not even you can shim where you need to with some rosin paper .. Takes a 18 ga staple.. you can buy a cheap one for $70.00 on Amazon..

- BOB CUMMINGS (Fort Lauderdale, FL), 05/19/2019

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