What Screws Should I Use For Fitting My Oak Flooring?

13th Dec 2012 @ 17:41

Traditionally solid oak flooring would have been fitted by sending a nail through the top surface of the board into the floor joists below. Nowadays with the addition of tongue and grooved oak boards there are a number of alternative methods. These include glueing the boards down or by secret nailing or screwing.

Choosing the right equipment when fitting your oak flooring is an hugely important aspect, when looking to save both time and money. For screwing down oak boards the only screws we recommend are the Spax Screws, which have been specifically designed for the fitting of solid wood flooring.

The main benefit of these Spax screws is that it will take you half the time to lay each oak board, as no pre-drilling of pilot holes is required. As the screws go in, the wood won’t split - the CUT narrow head means you can even pause with the screw half way in! Spax screws wont rot in the oak as they’re both galvanised and yellow passivated.

To learn more about our Spax Screws you can do so by clicking here or by giving us a call on 01538 304584.


Good morning,
We are based in France and are restoring a 400 year old property (Approx )
I have 85m2 of aged oak flooring to lay and fix, the boards are 30mm thick and will be butt jointed . Will your Spax screws be the product I need and if so how many will I need and the cost please .
Stephen and Lyssa Gransby

Stephen Gransby June 26, 2017 at 5:34am

Hi Stephen,

These particular screws are designed for secret screwing through the tongue of the boards. We do however have some alternative Spax Screws which are designed for the surface fixing. If you would like to give us a call on 01538 304584 we can perhaps discuss this further.

Many Thanks

Peak Oak June 28, 2017 at 11:52am

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