Step 1

use pry bar to remove damaged pieces of flooring

Remove Damaged Pieces of Flooring

Use pry bar to remove damaged pieces of flooring and vacuum any debris left over from the removal process.

Step 2

cut vapor barrier to size and staple into place

Put Vapor Barrier in Place

Cut vapor barrier to size and staple into place using a staple gun. Use a hammer to flatten staples into place.

Step 3

face nail each board into place

Nail Boards Into Place

Face-nail each board into place. After all the boards are nailed, use wood putty to cover each nail.

Step 4

sand boards with an orbital sander

Sand the Boards

Sand the boards with an orbital sander in preparation for the stain.

Step 5

Stain the Wood

Stain the wood using a rag and wood stain appropriate for the type of wood used in the flooring.