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Flooring 101 Home Tools for nailing 1-2"-5-8" Bamboo

Tools for nailing 1-2"-5-8" Bamboo

What tools do I need for installing 1/2"- 5/8"  Bamboo?


Also adjust the compressor airflow to help minimize tongue fracture.

Helpful tools are;

Power tools

Miter-chop saw

Table saw

Jig saw

Air compressor

Brad nailer for installing trim

18 gauge brad nails

Jam or tenon saw

18 gauge hardwood flooring cleat nailer 

18 gauge cleat nails 1-1/2" to 1-3/4" long.


Hand Tools & Accessories

  • Rubber mallet
  • Electric drill, with bit
  • Claw hammer and nail-set or punch
  • L-Square
  • measuring tape
  • Pry bar
  • Chalk line, pencils    
  • Flooring screws for sub-floor squeaks
  • Construction paper or #15 felt floor liner
  • Hardwood flooring nails - per product
  • Screw shank finishing nails (1.5 inch) or regular finishing nails
  • Filler stick, putty and Touch-up marker
  • Broom and dust pan
  • Moisture Meter
  • Knee pads
  • Wood chisel


Flooring 101 Home Tools for nailing 1-2"-5-8" Bamboo