Hardwood Flooring Installation Tools

Learn about the hardwood flooring tools and materials you need for a DIY project.

Depending on the type of hardwood flooring you’re installing, you may need different tools and materials. Find out more by reading the installation instructions for the type of product you’ve chosen to install.

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  • Hardwood flooring (properly stored and acclimated)
  • Coordinating Armstrong filler or touch-up kit
  • Armstrong Hardwood & Laminate Floor Cleaner
  • Armstrong™ ProConnect™ Adhesive (for glue down installations)
  • Armstrong Adhesive Cleaner (for glue down installations)
  • 3M 2080 Blue Mask Tape
  • Armstrong® Quiet Comfort™ Premium Underlayment (for Lock&Fold® installations)
  • Armstrong coordinated trims and moldings
  • Spacers
  • Armstrong 99™ Adhesive
  • Armstrong 57® Adhesive


  • Carpenter's square
  • Tape measure
  • Chalk line and chalk
  • Hammer / rubber mallet
  • Utility knife
  • Safety glasses
  • NIOSH-designated dust mask
  • Saw (circular, table, or jigsaw)
  • Tapping block
  • Level
  • Nail set
  • Pull bar
  • Jamb saw
  • Air compressor (for nail or staple down installation)
  • Stanley-Bostitch LHF2025K, FloorRunner, Senco SLS20HF or equivalent staple gun (for staple down floors)
  • “Blind” fastening machine (for solid wood floors)
  • V-notch trowel (for glue glue down installation)

Armstrong Quiet Comfort™ Underlayment

Choose Quiet Comfort™ Premium Underlayment, a moisture barrier with superior noise reduction and greater underfoot comfort.

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Armstrong Coordinated Trims and Moldings

Complement your new floor with our complete selection of coordinated trims and moldings.

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