secret nailing

blind nailing, concealed nailing, secret nailing

blind 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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There are two ways to install the flooring - either securing it to the subfloor with glue, or secret nailing using a floor nailer (available to hire from most hire shops).
One method is secret nailing, in which you drive panel pins through the tongue at an angle.
A solid oak floor came from an Edwardian country house, 100 years old and still worth having for its high quality and secret nailing. Oak columns by the front door came from a country house in Kent and the old dining room chandelier from Belgium, via an auction room.