A flooring nailer allows you to make quick work of the tedious and tiring task of nailing down hardwood flooring, while also inserting the nail cleat at a perfect 45 degree angle. A flooring nailer is not an automatic or trigger powered nail gun. It requires a strike with a rubber mallet in order to set the nail.Click to see full answer. In this regard, can you use a regular nail gun for hardwood floors?Yes, you can use nail gun to install hardwood floor. You can use certain types of nail guns to install a hardwood floor. But, first of all you need to practice on scrap wood to ensure that you master the correct technique. To do the hardwood flooring, you can use three type of nailer.One may also ask, what kind of Nailer do you use for engineered hardwood floors? Traditional Engineered Hardwood For 1/2″ engineered floors using a pneumatic hardwood nailer you will use 2″ cleated nails. For 1/2″ engineered floors using a staple gun you will use a 1/4″ crown x 1-1/4″ – 1-1/2″ long staples. For 3/8″ engineered floors the minimum staple/cleat is 1″ Subsequently, one may also ask, what is the best flooring nailer? 9 Best Flooring Nailers of 2020 – Reviews & Buying Guide Product Name PSI Rating 1. NuMax SFL618 3-in-1 Pneumatic Flooring Nailer / Stapler 70-115 4.6 2. Freeman PFL618BR 3-in-1 Pneumatic Flooring Nailer 70-110 4.6 3. Bostitch EHF1838K Hardwood Flooring Nailer 70-120 4.3 4. Freeman PDC50C 3-in-1 Flooring Nailer/Stapler 70-115 4.3 Can you use a nail gun on laminate flooring?Although a nail gun is unnecessary when installing laminate flooring, a hammer or mallet is required whether working with glue-together or snap-together style floors.