Installation guides & tips

Float. Staple. Glue. DIY. No acclimation. Our versatile floors are wonderfully easy to work with no matter the application.

Great floors, even better install options

Tongue & groove

The industry standard for decades. These floors are easy to install in a multitude of applications. The only Stuga floors that are tongue & groove are Archipelago and Happy Hour.

Locking system

Our product's locking system minimizes seasonal gapping between planks. Each board is placed into the adjacent at a 20-30° angle, then pushed down into its final position. These planks can be installed by floating, stapling, or gluing.

One-of-a-kind locking system

Our product's locking system guarantees that your flooring will stay in place for years to come. Each board is placed into the previous at a 20-30° angle, then pushed down into its final position.

How our locking pins work

5S sliding locking pin

Our products include board-end locking pins to ensure they never move up and down or side to side. Once your board has been installed, you can use a locking tool or tapping block (provided by us) to slide the pin into place.

Compression locking pin

Many of our products come with a board-end compression locking pin. Once your board is lined up on the long side, simply push down on the board to lock it into place. You will hear a "click" sound as the pin compresses into the board and snaps back out, locking the ends together.

Installation methods


Often used in simpler installations that require few transitions to other flooring materials, this is the ultimate Scandi way to install our innovative locking floors. You can float on any level of your home, including basements.

You will need:
  • Tapping Block
  • 5S Locking Pin Tool (depending on the floor)
  • Nature All-in-One Underlayment
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Preferred by most contractors, stapling or nailing is ideal for creating seamless transitions throughout your home. Our locking floors can be stapled using an 18-gauge gun with 1/4" crown staples. Our tongue & groove floors can be nailed using a traditional angled nailer. Easy peasy.

You will need:
  • 18 gauge staple gun (locking floors)
  • 1.25-1.5" x 1/4" crown staples (locking floors)
  • Angled nailer (tongue & groove floors)
  • Tapping block
  • 5S Locking Pin Tool (depending on the floor)
  • Nature All-in-One Underlayment is recommended
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Bring your artistic vision to life by gluing down your floors. We recommend low or no-VOC glues with a built-in vapor barrier like Bona R851 and Bostik Greenforce.

You will need:
  • Tapping block
  • 5S Locking Pin Tool (depending on the floor)
  • Bona R851 or Bostik Greenforce recommended
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Installation in action

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