I am doing some stair platforms and tread replacement on the stairwell to our basement which was covered in carpet. My cuts(4 platform triangles worth) are ready and I am at point of installing (3-in-1) underlayment. The subfloor is level and I am armed with compressed air, straight nail guns (came w/ my compressor) and will rent a angled stapler.
Whats the pros and cons of nails vs. staplers?
A couple of "advisors" from HD said to glue as well as nail/staple. To me that means I will put glue on top of my underlayment. All the studying I did on the Hardwoodflooring website seemed to say nail the 3/4 inch oak boards. I am doing small areas and to me this seems like overkill. My measurements are less than 54" on my longest side. In the starting corners the pieces are small...like 1.5-2 inch triangles so maybe these might not take a nail unless I pre-drill. Shouldn't nailing or stapling be enough. One advisor said to "to get a good fit do both". Please advise?
I do have some Timberline 2051 left by the previous installer of our kitchen floor. Here when we moved in. It says its synthetic polymer. Is that a urethane or water based adhesive in case I need to use it. The consistency of what is in the can is after sitting closed in the garage for two years is pretty thick but it looks spreadable. The open time is only 30-60 minutes so I wonder if this stuff is still any good?
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