Install Prefinished Wood Flooring

Lay this hardwood floor, start to finish, in one weekend

Required Tools for this Project

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

  • Miter saw
  • Air compressor
  • Air hose
  • Brad nail gun
  • Cordless drill
  • Chalk line
  • Framing square
  • Handsaw
  • Hearing protection
  • Knee pads
  • Jigsaw
  • Stapler
  • Putty knife
  • Shop vacuum
  • Utility knife
  • Table saw
  • Wood chisel

You'll also need a narrow crown flooring stapler, a tap block and a pull bar, and a flexible Japanese pull saw.

Required Materials for this Project

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

  • Engineered wood flooring
  • Rosin paper
  • Painter's tape
  • Narrow crown staples
  • Transition pieces
  • Glue