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What is a floor strap?

What is a floor strap?

The POWERTEC 71102 Flooring Strap Clamp assists the floor installer in creating sheer flooring perfection. The clamp’s tight grip holds work material securely in place (via heavy-duty ratcheting action) while the floor covering is in the process of being nailed or glued down.

Which way up should floor boards be laid?

Lay boards lengthways Boards are laid lengthways across the joists and ‘printed side’ up. Loose lay the first board so that its grooved side is towards the wall. Align it so that it is square with the joists and leave a 10mm gap along the wall edge to allow for expansion.

What tool do I need to make tongue and groove?

Tongue-and-groove joints are commonly made on a table saw. But with the right bits, the joints can be made just as easily and more efficiently on a router table or a shaper.

What size jack is needed to lift a house?

Jacking a house typically is done with screw jacks and a lot of them. Screw jacks are manually turned with handles. Hydraulic jacks are also supplementarily used. In any case, you would want at least 20-ton jacks, and 40-ton is better.

Do you have to nail down tongue and groove flooring?

Although tongue and groove solid hardwood flooring does fit together, it must still be nailed to a subfloor (note that tongue and groove subflooring is one of the many types of subflooring out there).

Do you nail the tongue or groove?

The groove of the plank should face the wall and the tongue should face outward. This makes the tongue accessible for nailing, but not the groove.

Is it better to nail or screw floorboards?

Another great advantage is the fact that screws will pull the boards down better than any nails and hold without popping out. The tighter grip they provide makes screws the superior long term solution.

Can you jack up a house yourself?

Lifting an entire house into the air is completely out of the question for nearly all do-it-yourselfers. There’s just too much that can go very wrong. If you don’t know what you’re doing, it’s very risky for your house, and it’s very dangerous for everyone involved.