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close this bookMaking of Floors - Course: Timberwork techniques. Trainees' handbook of lessons (Institut für Berufliche Entwicklung, 11 p.)
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View the document1. Task and Quality of Wooden Floors
View the document2. Constructive Connections of Surfaced Boards
View the document3. Nailing of Surfaced Boards
View the document4. Tools and Equipment for Laying Surfaced Boards
View the document5. Preparations for Laying Surfaced Boards
View the document6. Laying of Surfaced Boards
View the document7. Fixing the Skirting Boards

3. Nailing of Surfaced Boards

For nailing surfaced boards countersunk head nails should be used. These nails are easier to flush with the surface of the wood. The length of the nails should amount to the triple thickness of the boards, approximately.


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With open nailing - visible - each board is fixed by two nails on each beam.

For covered nailing only matched boarding is suited.

Here, one nail is driven obliquely in the groove and tongue.


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With open, as well as with covered nailing the nails are not completely driven in. Otherwise there is the risk that the surface or, with covered nailing, the groove and tongue and the front edge of the boarding are damaged. The nails are allowed to project 1 to 2 mm; then they are driven in with the help of the nail punch. The hollows in the surface of the boards left by this technique can be puttied up.

When can the technique of covered nailing be used?

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