Best Flooring Nailer

Practically all the best flooring nailers and staplers are pneumatic (compressed ‘air’ powered) since they are generally the most powerful of the nailer / staplers on the market, which is what putting down flooring tends to demand. Indeed all of the flooring nail guns under consideration here are pneumatic floor nailers. Now before you look at the flooring nailer comparison data below, you’ve got to ask (and answer) these few questions first…


What is Your Flooring Nailer Stapler For?

The best flooring nailer for you is dependent upon the use to which you’ll be putting it.  At the very least you’ll need to consider the following questions:

  • Do you need a flooring nailer or a flooring stapler – or both?
  • What’s the thickness of flooring that you’ll be putting down?
  • Is the flooring soft or hard wood.
  • Is this a one off flooring project (possibly home DIY) or is this an ongoing (professional) requirement?

The approach that we’ve taken to establish the best rated floor nailer is to summarize the key features of interest for a set of nailers / staplers(*) products. Then to compare and contrast between the different products – that limits the amount to focus on. Then we delve a bit deeper at a  product level to determine the ideal one for the job in hand – for instance the best hardwood flooring nailer or the best bamboo flooring nailer.

The Flooring Nailer Reviews May Help

So as you peruse the various flooring nail guns that we compare, you may decide that still need additional information. For this reason you can check out the various flooring nailer reviews that we’ve done and which you can find here at this site.

The more powerful ones are of course the pneumatic floor nailers (eg for hardwood flooring) and of course these are reviewed for ready reference.

Even with the summary table that follows you’ll have enough information to arrive at the likely best floor nailer / floor stapler for you (assuming you can answer the above 4 questions).

Interesting to note that the Bostitch brand of floor nailer figure quite highly.


 Table 1 – Best Flooring Nailers Staplers Essential Facts

Nailer ModelStapler / NailerStaple / Nail SizeGaugeNail CapacityDimentions (inches)WeightWarranty
Nailer ModelStapler / NailerStaple / Nail SizeGaugeNail CapacityDimentions (inches)WeightWarranty
Bostitch MIIIFNNailer1.5" - 2"Various1103.13 x 11.5 x 17.2511.2 lbs7 years
Bostitch EHF1838KStapler1" - 1.5"18 Gauge1003 x 9.63 x 10.134.37 lbs7 years
Bostitch MIIIFSStapler1.5" - 2"....923.13 x 14.8 x 17.2511.2 lbs7 years
Akuzuki Pro SeriesStapler / Nailer1" - 2" / 1.5" - 2"15.5 / 16 Gauge....4 x 19 x 2112.2 lbs1 year
Bynford Hardwood Flooring StaplerStapler / NailerMultiple staples and Brads to 1-9/1618 Gauge....3 x 12 x 12 (approx)....1 year
NuMax SFL618BRStapler / Nailer1.5" - 2" L & T cleats15.5 - 16 Gauge staples100 - 1206.5 x 14.2 x 21.212 lbs1 year
Ramsond RMM4Stapler / Nailer1" - 2" staples / 1.5" - 2" cleats15.5 - 16 Gauge staples100....12 lbs1 year


And here are the product highlights, in summary form for for each of  the above flooring nailers / staplers.


Table 2 – Summary Features of the Best Flooring Nailers Staplers


Nailer ModelNailer Product Summary
Akuzuki Floor Nailer ReviewBostitch MIIIFN ("Nailer")

Perfect for the home remodeler, weekend warrior, or even professional contract the Bostitch M111FN nailer makes quick work of large space. Designed to tackle any hardness of hardwood flooring the flooring nailer delivers a power 420 inch-pounds of power. The easy to use design means any one can lay down professional level quality hardwood flooring.

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Bostitch EHF1838K ReviewBostitch EHF1838K ("Stapler")

At under $200 the Bostitch EHF1838K is great value. The comfort designed EHF1838k stapler is constructed for use with solid or engineered hardwood and bamboo flooring. This lightweight hardwood floor stapler is ready to tackle any job.

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Bostitch MIIIFS ReviewBostitch MIIIFS ("Nailer & Stapler")

The Bostitch MIIIFS Flooring Stapler has been designed to make floor lying quick and easy. The interchangeable base plates and choice of staple size make it extremely versatile, able to cope with different wood flooring - whether you?re laying finished or unfinished hardwood flooring. And the high speed pneumatic power of the Bostitch MIIIFS has all the power required to create a professional finish.

The floor stapler has been designed to take the hard work out of laying wooden flooring and . Ergonomically designed and supplied with a light weight yet durable mallet working with the Bostitch MIIIFS takes the strain out of even the largest of projects and with a 92 staple magazine, downtime is reduced. Ideal for both the professional or DIY?er.

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Akuzuki Floor Nailer ReviewAkuzuki Pro Series ("Nailer & Stapler")

The Akuzuki Contractor Pro Series Dual Hardwood Floor Cleat Nailer and Stapler is a pneumatic driven flooring stapler and nailer. The high price point makes this hardwood flooring nailer more suited to contractors and professionals rather than the one time use this may see from a weekend warrior.

The Akuzuki Contractor Hardwood Nailer Stapler is a pneumatic driven flooring stapler and nailer. This engineering feat allows the user to shoot both hardwood staples, as well as cleat nails depending on your flooring. This is actually two nailers in one!

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Bynford Hardwood Flooring StaplerBynford Hardwood Flooring Stapler ("Nailer & Stapler")

Hardwood flooring has become extremely popular in recent years, so it?s good to know the Bynford Hardwood Flooring Stapler is a nail gun specifically designed to tackle the job.While the Bynford Hardwood Floor Stapler is not recommended for commercial use, it is ideal as a stand-by tool for the professional.

The Bynford Stapler is ideal for the DIY?er looking to lay their own hardwood flooring, this well made, economically priced stapler provides all the power and speed required to give a professional finish and can prove to be cheaper than renting a stapler for a few days. The nailer easily converts from a stapler to a brad or nail gun and takes all standard brads and staples.

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NuMax SFL618BR ReviewNuMax SFL618BR ("Nailer & Stapler")

The NuMax SFL618BR 3-in-1 Flooring Stapler/Nailer has been specifically designed to tackle the task of laying hardwood flooring, and the unique styling of the nailer makes it ideal for getting into those tight spaces. Constructed from die-cast aluminum, it?s lightweight and durable making it ideal for both the professional and the DIY?er. With the ability to shoot cleated nails and cleats, this nail gun is great for taking on the challenges of laying wood flooring. The NuMax SFL618BR shoots ?L? and ?T? cleats (1 � to 2 inch) and 15.5 and 16 gauge staples.

The design of the stapler/nailer reduces fatigue and allows for a comfortable operating stance, which reduces the risk of back injury. The interchangeable base plates, makes the NuMax SFL618BR very versatile, and the ideal choice for a number of different flooring applications.

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Ramsond RMM4 ReviewRamsond RMM4 ("Nailer & Stapler")

The Ramsond RMM4 Nailer and Stapler is the perfect tool for hard wood flooring. Its unique pneumatic air powered design can shoot cleat nails as well as staples. The Patented designs as well as comfortable ergonomics make large flooring projects a piece of pie. The durable die-cast alloy body ensures a high quality lightweight tool.

Over all the Ramsond RMM4 is a great value compared to its $400 competitors. Small things like sticker labels give it a cheaper look and unfortunately we found you cannot check the magazine level with out opening it up. However, the versatility, features, and quality make this unit a great value.

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Need Even More Data?

From the above data you should now have enough information to decide which flooring product(s) is suitable for your present and future needs. If you need more data on each product, either click through to the vendors website or take a look the flooring nailer / staplers full reviews:


* A quick note to put price and quality in perspective, all of the nailers / staples that have made it to Top Nailer Reviews are 4 or 5 star products – they are all good! And price-wise are usually in the $100 – $350(ish) range. At much less than $100 it’s unlikely that you’ll get a quality nail gun that’ll run the course. And for a quality lasting product the price range under consideration is not unreasonable.


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