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Recommended Nailers & Fasteners
Version Release Date: July 2012
IMPORTANT NOTICE – PLEASE READ
The following chart lists recommended nailer / fastener combinations for nail or staple down installation of Kentwood floors. Due to the
wide variety of different wood species, surface treatments, construction methods and milling specifications used in Kentwood floors,
products that appear to be the same or similar may require different installation tools for best results. Please consult the chart carefully
to ensure you are using a nailer/fastener combination specifically recommended for the product you are installing. Factors such as age
and wear may affect the performance of any nailer. Regularly maintain your equipment and replace worn or damaged components for
optimum performance. Prior to beginning any installation, installers are advised to test nail a piece of flooring to ensure the
nailer / fastener combination will provide satisfactory results with the flooring product being installed.
3/4” / 18mm Solid: Solid Hardwoods, Solid Antiqued, Solid Brushed
Nailer Make & Model
Bostitch M111FN
Bostitch M111FS
Powernail 445 FLEX
Primatech P260
Senco SHF50
Senco SHF15
Primatech P240
Nailer Type
Pneumatic
Pneumatic
Pneumatic
Pneumatic
Pneumatic
Manual
Pneumatic
Fastener
Cleat
Staple
Cleat
Staple
Cleat
Cleat
Cleat
Gauge
16
15 ½
16
15 ½
16
16
16
Size
2”
2”
2”
2”
2”
2”
2”
Comments
Use with 1 shim, wheels elevated
Use with NO shims, wheels elevated
Use with ¾ shim
Use with Track Edge attachment
Gauge
18
18
18
18
Size
1½”
1½”
1 ½”
1½”
Comments
Plywood only – do not use on OSB
3/8” / 10mm Engineered: Originals Engineered Strip
Nailer Make & Model
Spotnails Striker WS4840W2*
Powernail 50P
Primatech Q550
Bostitch SX150-BHF-2
Nailer Type
Pneumatic
Pneumatic
Pneumatic
Pneumatic
Fastener
Staple
Cleat
Cleat
Staple
Plywood only – do not use on OSB
1/2”/ 12mm or 13.5mm Engineered: Originals Wide Plank Engineered, Elements Antiqued,
Elements Wide Plank Engineered
Nailer Make & Model
Bostitch M111FN
Powernail 50P
Primatech P240
Primatech Q550
Nailer Type
Pneumatic
Pneumatic
Pneumatic
Pneumatic
Fastener
Cleat
Cleat
Cleat
Cleat
Gauge
16
18
16
18
Size
1½” - 2”
1½”
2”
1 ½”
Comments
Use with 2 shims, wheels lowered.
Plywood only – do not use on OSB
Plywood only – do not use on OSB
9/16” / 14mm Engineered: Originals Antiqued & Specialty, Elements Longstrip & Brushed
Nailer Make & Model
Primatech P240
Bostitch M111FN
Bostitch M111FS
Nailer Type
Pneumatic
Pneumatic
Pneumatic
Fastener
Cleat
Cleat
Staple
Gauge
16
16
15 ½
Size
Comments
2”
2”
2”
Use with 2 shims, wheels lowered.
Use with 1 shim, wheels lowered.
5/8”/ 15mm Engineered & 5/8”/ 15mm Solid:
Originals Whiskey Barrel Oak
Nailer Make & Model
Bostitch M111FS
Bostitch M111FN
Powernail 445
Primatech P240
Nailer Type
Pneumatic
Pneumatic
Pneumatic
Pneumatic
Fastener
Staple
Cleat
Cleat
Cleat
Gauge
15 ½
16
16
16
Size
2”
2”
2”
2”
Comments
Use with 1 shim, wheels lowered.
Use with 2 shims, wheels lowered.
Use 5/8 shim
Fastener
Staple
Staple
Cleat
Cleat
Gauge
15 ½
15 ½
16
16
Size
1½” – 2”
1½” – 2”
1½” – 2”
2”
Comments
Use with 1 shim, wheels lowered.
use with Track Edge attachment
Use 5/8 shim
Fastener
Staple
Cleat
Cleat
Cleat
Gauge
15 ½
16
16
16
Size
1½” - 2”
1½” - 2”
1½” - 2”
1½” - 2”
Comments
Use with 1 shim, wheels lowered.
Use with 2 shims, wheels lowered.
Use 5/8 shim
Use with Trak edge
Originals Engineered Hand-Scraped
Nailer Make & Model
Bostitch M111FS
Primatech P260
Powernail 445 FLEX
Primatech P240
Nailer Type
Pneumatic
Pneumatic
Pneumatic
Pneumatic
Originals Engineered Brushed
Nailer Make & Model
Bostitch M111FS
Bostitch M111FN
Powernail 445 FLEX
Primatech P240
Nailer Type
Pneumatic
Pneumatic
Pneumatic
Pneumatic
Solid Bamboo (3¾” boards) Crosshatch Bamboo (6” boards)
Nailer Make & Model
Primatech P240
Bostitch M111FN
Powernail 445 FLEX
Nailer Type
Pneumatic
Pneumatic
Pneumatic
Fastener
Cleat
Cleat
Cleat
Gauge
16
16
16
Size
2”
1½” – 2”
1½” – 2”
Comments
Use with 2 shims, wheels lowered.
Use 5/8 shim
Couture Fantasy 15mm, 20mm
Nailer Make & Model
Primatech P240
Bostitch M111FN
Bostitch M111FS
Nailer Type
Pneumatic
Pneumatic
Pneumatic
Fastener
Cleat
Cleat
Staple
Gauge
16
16
15 ½
Size
Comments
2”
2”
2”
Use with 2 shims, wheels lowered.
Use with 1 shim, wheels lowered.
This chart will be updated as new products are added to KENTWOOD’s product lines.
A current version may be downloaded from www.kentwoodfloors.com/literature.
Last revised by JF on 12-07-23
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