How to Install a Floor Outlet

Say goodbye to hazardous extension cords

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • 4-in-1 screwdriver
  • Cordless drill
  • Jigsaw
  • Needle-nose pliers
  • Non-contact voltage tester
  • Utility knife
  • Voltage tester
  • Wire stripper/cutter
  • Drill bit set
  • Wood chisel

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Electrical cable
  • Metal coat hanger
  • Floor box assembly
  • Plastic cable clamps
  • Wire connectors
  • Plastic staples
  • No. 4 x 1/2-in. flathead screws