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.

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

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

Shopping List