Blind nailing | Article about blind nailing by The Free Dictionary
blind nailing, concealed nailing, secret nailing
1. Nailing in such a way that the nail-heads are not visible on the face of the work.
2. In finished roofing, the use of nails that are not exposed to the weather.
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makes for a clean-looking floor, but it also means that you can't get at the nailhead if the board or nail loosens and a squeak develops.