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Please help, need advice for installing engineered hardwood floors? Answered

Hi, I recently purchased some 3/8th Bruce engineered hardwood flooring, and was planning on purchasing a staple gun to install the flooring (like I needed a reason for a new toy!), what gauge stapler would you all recommend? Bruce doesn't have specific instructions, it just says the staples should be at least 1 inch long.  I've heard if you buy too big a staple (15.5 gauge), it will cause issues with bumps in the flooring, but I'm afraid if I get too small a staple then it may not attach properly. Please help!

As a side note, how big an air compressor would you all recommend?  I was planning on getting a 6gal, 2.6 scfm at 90 psi compressor, and just want to make sure it will have enough power.

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JosueKEllis (author)2014-06-09

them what you should use.

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Remag1234 (author)2014-04-27

90 psi might do it but get something bigger for future use. Take a look at Harbor Freight.

Call Bruce Tech Support and ask them what you should use.

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sharondavid1 (author)2014-03-04

2" staples are the norm. You always rent a floor stapler instead of buying one.

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