How to Install Pine Floors

Complete instructions for DIY installation of easy-care wide-plank pine flooring

Required Tools for this Project

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

  • Hammer
  • Cordless drill
  • Tape measure
  • Circular saw
  • Chalk line
  • Nail set
  • Drill bit set
  • Framing square
  • Handsaw
  • Jigsaw
  • Stapler
  • One-handed bar clamps
  • Pry bar
  • Router
  • Table saw

Air powered finish nailer, Air powered flooring stapler (rental), Slot-cutting router bit, Plastic shims

Required Materials for this Project

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

  • Pine flooring
  • Cut nails
  • Wood putty
  • Penetrating oil
  • 8d finish nails
  • Rosin paper
  • Sandpaper (120 grit)