Flooring Nails are recommended for laying tongue and groove hardwood flooring.
Do not use this nail for face-nailing softwood flooring because the head is too small. Available Hardened in Standard Finish or Hot-Dip Galvanized.
All our nails are made on original 19th century and early 20th century nail machines, this may lead to variation in head shape and slight differences in nail length. Tremont nails are proudly manufactured and packaged in Mansfield Massachusetts.
Nailing at a 45 degree angle from the butt-end of the board, which may be flat-surface, ship-lap, or tongue-and-groove. Nails used in this fashion usually have small heads and are not visible when the installation is completed. Also called toe-nailing, the sole purpose of nailing in this manner is functional rather then aesthetic.
Determine the nail spacing requirements for your hardwood flooring, based on the width of the floorboards. Boards 2 to 2 3/4 inches wide need one nail every 8 to 10 inches. Boards 3 to 3 3/4 inches wide require a nail every 6 to 8 inches. Boards 4 to 7 inches wide need one nail every 6 inches
Cut nails posses great durability. They are hard to pull out because the shape causes the wood fibers to push downward and wedge against the nails, greatly strengthening the holding power. Once you have used them you will prefer to use them for all of you projects.