How to Fit Wood Flooring Using Secret Nailing: How-To Video

When renovating a property, be it your home or a commercial space, choosing the right flooring is a big decision; both in terms of aesthetics and practicality. Depending on the size of the area you need covering and your desired flooring, it can also be a costly investment. Although always worth the cost, it’s always good to save where possible. One way to do this is to fit the flooring yourself. To make the process easier, we’ve created an easy-to-follow video guide on fitting wood flooring using the secret nailing fitting method.

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Secret nailing is one of three main fitting methods when it comes to wood flooring. You can also opt for glue-down, or fitting as a floating floor. The chosen fitting method depends on a number of factors, including the wood type as well as your room’s environment; namely, the subfloor onto which your new flooring will be laid.

In this particular video, we’ve used a secret nailing installation. This is because it was an attic room, and therefore we decided to use underlay to reduce noise. Underlay is optional, but can only be used when using secret nailing or a floating floor installation. Glue-down requires the flooring to be glued directly to the subfloor, therefore underlay cannot be used.

If you’d like to try your hand at a DIY flooring project, our video guide will walk you through everything you need. We’ve also included a downloadable tool list below the video, so you can check off your tools as your prepare to lay your flooring. We suggest using a wood floor fitting kit to make the process even easier.


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