Proper Fastening: Floors

Fasteners should be 3/8” in from the edges and corners. Fasteners should be driven straight in. Do not over-drive or under-drive fasteners, as that affects the strength and holding power.

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Typical fastener spacing is 6” o.c. along edges and 12” o.c. in the field but there may be local code or design requirements that must be followed.

If a sub-floor adhesive is used, apply in a zig-zag pattern and only apply enough to install 2 panels at a time to avoid having the glue set before installation.

Floor Fastener

Floor Fastener