to last piece and install it. Then, rip the last piece to the necessary width and install it using construction adhesive and face nails. Many times you will need the assistance of a wood block to “persuade” this final piece into place.
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Face-nail to fasten the final row securely.
One rule of thumb is to use a single feature strip in smaller areas and double the strips in big rooms or larger spaces.
The border and feature can follow the walls through- out a home for a consistent decorative effect. Shown is the completed floor after finish has been applied.