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Flooring Nails: Wood Flooring Nails

The following types of wood flooring nails have been particularly designed for the flooring industry, to be used in the installation of carpet tack strip, metal moldings, and plywood underlayment. Because of their specific design, Halex strongly recommends these types of nails on wood subfloors.

Halex has selected several types of general purpose construction nails that have applications in installation on wood subfloors. The following types of wood flooring nails have been selected or modified by Halex to be used in flooring installations predominantly as stay nails to temporarily hold the carpet in position during installation, but may have other applications as well.

Ring Shank Wood Flooring Nails

Wood Flooring Nail Ring shank wood flooring nails provide better holding power in all wood products than smooth shank nails of the same length. The 3/4 inch nail is the standard wood flooring nail used in pre-nailed wood carpet strip. It has the same holding power as a 1-1/4 inch blue lath nail. The 1 inch ring shank nail is used to install carpet strip in heavy duty installations.

Longer wood fooring nails have countersunk heads for easier finishing and are used to install new underlayment and to reinforce existing subfloors made of plywood or other wood products. The 1-1/4 inch and 1-1/2 inch wood fooring nails are also available with corrosion resistant plating for use on wood underlayment that will be covered with water based patch or adhesive.

Product # Gauge Length
(in inches)
Approx.
Nails per Lb.
HN - 512 13 3/4 688
HN - 516 13 1 508
HN - 520 13 1 1/4 327
HN - 524 13 1 1/2 268
HN - 528 13 1 3/4 229
HN - 532 13 2 149


Drive Screw Wood Flooring Nails

Wood Flooring Nail These specialty spiral shank wood fooring nails are used to install carpet bar and other metal moldings in wood floors where the head of the nail will remain exposed. These wood fooring nails have oval, dome-shaped heads and are plated in a silver, or gold, or bronze rust resistant finish. 3/16 inch heads are designed to fit into countersunk holes in metal moldings. 1/4 inch heads are designed to fit over holes in metal moldings.

Product # Gauge Length
(in inches)
Approx.
Nails per Lb.
HN - 905 13 1 1/4 x 3/16 Head
(silver countersunk)
412
HN - 906 13 1 1/4 x 3/16 Head
(gold countersunk)
412
HN - 907 13 1 1/4 x 1/4 Head
(silver dome)
412
HN - 908 13 1 1/4 x 1/4 Head
(gold dome)
412
HN - 917 13 1 1/4 x 1/4 Head
(bright gold countersunk)
412
HN - 916 13 1 1/4 x 3/16 Head
(bronze countersunk)
412


Finish Wood Flooring Nails

Wood Flooring Nail Finish wood fooring nails are used to install floor and door trim moldings. These hardened nails are stronger than normal finish nails and will not bend when driven into most woods. However, oak and other hardwood moldings should always be drilled to avoid splitting.

Product # Gauge Length
(in inches)
Approx.
Nails per Lb.
HN - 913 15 1 (2d) 869
HN - 914 15 1 1/4 (3d) 694
HN - 915 15 1 1/2 (4d) 602


Roofing Nails

Wood Flooring Nail Roofing nails are thicker (11 gauge) and have a larger head than both lath and plasterboard nails. Because they are designed for exterior use, roofing nails are finished with an electrogalvanized coating that prevents rust and deterioration.

Product # Gauge Length
(in inches)
Approx.
Nails per Lb.
HN - 909 11 1 1/4 (3d)
Roofing
233
HN - 910 11 1 1/2 (4d) 200


Lath Nails

Wood Flooring Nail Blued nails are economically priced general construction nails that are also used by carpet installers. The bluing process is a heat treatment that removes oils usually found on general construction nails. Therefore, although blued nails are clean, they rust easily. Blued lath nails are thin (15 gauge) and have small heads.

Product # Gauge Length
(in inches)
Approx.
Nails per Lb.
HN - 901 15 1 (2d) 869
HN - 902 15 1 1/4 (3d) 694


Plasterboard Nails

Wood Flooring Nail Plasterboard nails have a thick 13 gauge shank and a large head, and are blued to provide a clean oil-free finish. Also with an electroplated coating to prevent rust.

Product # Gauge Length
(in inches)
Approx.
Nails per Lb.
HN - 903 13 1 1/4 (3d) 412



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