How many nails in floor?

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13 years 5 months ago #16359 by trixie
Hi - hoping someone will know how many nails per sheet of particle board flooring there should be? I am in a 2 year old minor dwelling and just have particle board floors with poly on them. When you walk around everything shakes and someone said they didn't think there was enough nails in the sheets. Each one seems to be different from 18cm to 30 cm apart around the edges. If I have to add more - what distance - what size nails - and how do I fill the holes? Thanks

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13 years 5 months ago #245661 by 4trees
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Hi Trixie, contact some of the hardware type shops they have brochures and sheets, and will show you the sort of nails that are used. Our son built a new house last year and the particle board is nails are punched and then filled with wood filler, if you want to sand and polyurethane the floor.
The nails have similar to a thread on them. This helps them stick in the wood and not lift easily, which sounds what maybe happening in your case.
Good luck.

Cheers
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13 years 5 months ago #245662 by skyline_glenn
300mm is definatly too far apart, 150mm around the perimeter and 200mm through the center. You can use 60mm nails but screws would be better. You shopuld be able to get a filler to match the partical board colour but you will need to touch up the varnish.

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13 years 5 months ago #245663 by sandramiro
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Hi, if you are having problems with moving floors etc you could put more nails in between at about 10 cm or you could use screws in between the nails. There is also a glue that you can use under the house on the joists where the gaps are.
Good luck, hope you can get it sorted.

cheers Sandra

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13 years 5 months ago #245665 by trixie
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Hi - thanks guys - sounds like a trip to the hardware shop and some knee pads!

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13 years 5 months ago #245672 by Jack
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Gidday

Well the floor that has just gone down in our extensions is screwed at 150mm on every joist as well as being glued.

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