Use pry bar to remove damaged pieces of flooring and vacuum any debris left over from the removal process.
Cut vapor barrier to size and staple into place using a staple gun. Use a hammer to flatten staples into place.
Face-nail each board into place. After all the boards are nailed, use wood putty to cover each nail.
Sand the boards with an orbital sander in preparation for the stain.
Stain the wood using a rag and wood stain appropriate for the type of wood used in the flooring.
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