Internet #100353512

Model #42640

1-1/2 in. x 16-Gauge Taped 1M Bright Steel T-Head Hardwood Flooring Nails

Product Overview

The Porta-Nails 1-1/2 in. x 16-Gauge Taped 1M Bright Steel T-head Hardwood Flooring Nails are ideal for nailing tongue-and-groove wood floors (wood floors not included). The nail features a wedge-shaped design with well-defined barbs which prevent the nail from backing out, while allowing for the seasonal movement of a solid hardwood floor. The cupped point enables the nail to cut through the wood and prevent the potential for splitting.
  • Use for a variety of applications including T and G wood flooring, decorative paneling and ceiling, sub-flooring (not included)
  • Ideal for use with in-floor radiant heat systems (radiant heat systems not included)
  • Full, hard carbon-steel construction to prevent the nail from bending during installation
  • Cupped point helps prevent splitting even with very hard species
  • Well-defined barbs prevent the floor from moving
  • Wide head for strong impact to ensure a tight floor
  • Designed for angle- and face nailing application without damaging the flooring
  • Includes 1,000 nails for approximately 200 sq. ft. of 2-1/4 in. wide tongue-and-groove flooring (flooring not included)

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Nail Length (In.)1 1/2 in.1 1/2 in.2 in.
Angle (Degrees)90900
Collation MaterialTapeTapeGlue
Nail Gauge161616
Nail TypeFlooring CleatFlooring NailFlooring Cleat
Fastener/Connector MaterialSteelSteelSteel
Package Quantity100010001000
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Approximate Coverage Area (sq. ft.)
Fastener Head Width (in.)
Fastener Length (in.)
Flooring thickness (in.)
Nail Length (In.)
1 1/2 in.


ACQ Rated Fastener
Angle (Degrees)
Collation Material
Fastener Callout Size
16 Gauge Flooring Cleat / Nail
Fastener Type
Collated Flooring Nail
Fastener/Connector Material
Serrated Edges
Finish Family
Nail Coating
Bright Finish
Nail Gauge
Nail Type
Flooring Nail
Package Quantity
Product Weight (lb.)
Serrated edges

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty

Questions & Answers


Can these be used in any nailer or only floor nailers?

Asked by jhm September 18, 2015

These nails were designed for use in flooring nailers

Customer Reviews

  • 4.9
    out of 6 reviews
  • 100% recommend this product
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Great Flooring Nail
I purchased these Porta-nails along with a Freeman Pro flooring nailer from HD and I had a very positive experience with both. I was nailing solid 3/4" Brazilian Teak (Cumaru) to a 3/4" subfloor. Brazilian Teak is very hard (3540 Janka rating) & I was concerned about how the nails would hold. I can safely say that these nails are doing an awesome job of holding the hardwood flooring down. I had to use a crowbar to pry up a piece that I had nailed in the wrong place. You won't be sorry about using these on your nice hardwood floor!
by Tgarners3
1 person found this helpful
Short nails don't go through sub floor.
I used these shorter nails to prevent going through the sub floor which they did. They seemed to hold as well as the more common 2" nails.
by George8
1 person found this helpful
Sturdy nail that does the job
Used these flooring nails in a 3-in-1 flooring nailer/stapler also purchased from Home Depot. My flooring was 3/4" and the subfloor was 3/4". None of the nails went through the backside of the subfloor and that was important because my project was a headboard (flooring on top of 3/4" plywood). As I noted in my review of the flooring nailer, two nails did not go all the way in because I did not hit the nailer hard enough. I used a nail punch and carefully drove the nail the rest of the way in. First time using a flooring nailer and these nails but I had no problem with them feeding or shooting.
by 22Vue22
1 person found this helpful
Great online buy
If you are looking for 1.5 inch long T shape these are best, don't get the L shape at this size as they get stuck in the gun (special flooring nail gun)...they are not avalible in store but are a great price and quality when buying online, saved my project!!!!
by Mike
1 person found this helpful
Porta Nailing System
The purchase of the Porta Nails was part of a much lager one for the Porta Nailer 421 floor nailer. I found the nailing system very easy to use, virtually problem free and well made. I actually would rate it 4-1/2 stars...the only downfall is the instructions, which I found to be lacking, as if translated from another language and not very usable. If you plan on using this product for business, consider purchasing the full kit with accessory pads and shoes for versatility. I did incur a jam because of a hard board and it tried to kick back, the nailer stopped it. A nice feature...and a bit about the nails themselves...if you do make a mistake, you can easily hand nail in the nail and or bend the nail to break off. A nice system.
by jjpro
2 people found this helpful
nails did what they said they would do
The porta-nailer and these nails make it easy to install hardwood flooring,without a lot of strain.
by change
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