Laying 5/8" Bamboo Flooring
I've done a bit of research on my subject so I hope to keep this is simple. I'm covering about 404sq ft using bamboo wood that is 5/8" thick. By my estimate, I should be using a nail about 1 1/2 inches long with a floor nailer using 80psi.
I understand how to start, which way to face the wood (nail through tongue), spacing from wall, etc.
What has become confusing is the nailing. I read in the contractor section a whole lot about nails versus staples versus cleats.
I know bamboo is probably a bit hard/brittle.
1. Which should I use to secure this wood flooring?
2. Should I use builders felt in between subfloor and flooring?
I thank you ahead.
If you don't mind including an email to me in your response, it would be very helpful.