Common Tools for DIY Flooring Installation

Monday April 11, 2011
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If you know how to install flooring yourself, you can save a lot of money. Most types of flooring can be installed by a DIY enthusiast with a little experience. Manufacturers usually provide detailed installation instructions which, if followed, will result in a beautiful flooring install. To do this, you need the right tools. Here is a list of common flooring tools that are used when installing various floors.

  • Flooring staplers are used when installing carpet and vinyl flooring. They drive staples to the proper depth ensuring the flooring is firmly held in place.
  • Nailers are extensively used in hardwood flooring installations and for hardwood flooring repair.
  • Tape Measures for measuring distances and lengths when cutting.
  • Markers to mark out floor areas or sections of carpet, rug or vinyl.
  • Safety goggles to ensure eye protection against accidents.
  • Knee pads to avoid pain and injury when you work.
  • Carpet Tucker for tucking carpet sides back under panels when they come out. Carpet tuckers come in different designs.
  • Sandpaper blocks to smooth out rough areas that develop on wooden floors with normal wear and tear.
  • Quarter Moon Knife for regular maintenance of vinyl flooring. It is used to cut out vinyl for replacement and also to cut off excess vinyl. It is an indispensable tool for vinyl flooring.

These are just a few of the common tools used when installing flooring. For more detailed information on tools used for specific types of floors, see our flooring installation guides.

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