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Installing a hardwood floor: connecting a row up against a wall

Installing a hardwood floor: connecting a row up against a wall, takes a little thought process. How are you going to connect up the full length hardwood floor pieces up against the wall, so that when you install them, you don’t damage the finished “edge” of the hardwood flooring?….hmmm? Don’t worry too much! Just watch “joe” as he shows you how easy it is, when installing hardwood flooring up against a wall & how to connect it.
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By |2012-06-14T22:18:46+00:00May 18th, 2012|Blog, Comments|14 Comments

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  1. VideoJoeKnows May 18, 2012 at 7:48 pm - Reply

    It’s always tricky to finish off a row of laminate flooring, up against a wall. I think you know how to do it now. Are you ready for your project? Joe :0

  2. krath77 May 18, 2012 at 7:57 pm - Reply

    great instructional video.

  3. VideoJoeKnows May 18, 2012 at 8:21 pm - Reply

    Most of the time you won’t be able to click the flooring piece into place just by using your hands. That’s why I used the black tool but make sure to cut a little block (from your scrap) & snap it on the edge of the flooring plank, before hitting the black tool. If you don’t do it this way, you will dent the finished edge of your planking & we don’t want that. Take your time & you can do it. Joe :0

  4. szlagjasny May 18, 2012 at 9:03 pm - Reply

    you already used your hands to pull it in place ,
    and that metal piece is supposed to go right on the edge , just don’t slam hard on it

  5. VideoJoeKnows May 18, 2012 at 9:29 pm - Reply

    Sorry you didn’t agree with the technique. It went together quite well doing it this way. There’s not many choices you have, when connecting up a row against a wall. How would you have done it? Joe :0

  6. tomasitas2011 May 18, 2012 at 9:44 pm - Reply

    wrong……. wery bad instalation

  7. VideoJoeKnows May 18, 2012 at 10:15 pm - Reply

    Sorry about the heading wording. I wasn’t intentionally trying to mis-lead you. I would think though, the same type of technique would be used when working with actual hardwood flooring up against a wall….other than nailing the edge. If you nail the edge of actual hardwood flooring, make sure you get it close enough so your trim/baseboard will cover it. Do “not” nail free floating laminate floor such as this. Thanks for commenting. Hope to see you again. Joe :0

  8. mudcatblue May 18, 2012 at 10:46 pm - Reply

    Sorry,very misleading!!..I was under the impression this was regarding hardwood,not laminate.
    Change the heading,Please!

  9. VideoJoeKnows May 18, 2012 at 11:19 pm - Reply

    I guess you would call it a trick of the trade….if you didn’t know how. But now you do. Thanks for letting me know! Joe :0

  10. mrJME99 May 18, 2012 at 11:33 pm - Reply

    Always looking for the great little “tricks of the trades” thanks.

  11. VideoJoeKnows May 18, 2012 at 11:52 pm - Reply

    Your wedge tool wood piece needs to fit in the existing tongue so you don’t damage the piece you already installed….then use the bar on the little wedge wood piece you just made. Joe :0

  12. impleasen May 19, 2012 at 12:36 am - Reply

    make a wedge tool with a tounge?

  13. VideoJoeKnows May 19, 2012 at 12:56 am - Reply

    I’ll try that next time. Thanks for the great tip. You’re full of it today…………information that is lol! Thanks for checking out my videos & leaving your suggestions & comments. Everyone can benefit from your knowledge/tips so thanks for spending time to send them in! Joe :0

  14. strechrguy4u May 19, 2012 at 1:04 am - Reply

    WOW just use musle and pull till snaps and slap on top pull to you as you slap it. Ihave installed thousands of feet of this and never had a problem. fast as lightning

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