||04-26-2007 10:02 AM
staples vs nails
I believe we are going to install solid 3/4" solid white oak flooring. Probably 3.25" width or larger, don't know yet. I was in a small contractor supplier type store the other day that specializes in selling mostly pneumatic nail & staple guns. I had read a few blogs that staples were superior to nails in holding strength. However, the guy informed me that in his experience, nails are a better choice for solid 3/4" flooring and staples are a better choice if your permanetely securing engineered flooring. Any consensus or disagreements from users/readers? I have 3/4" plywood subfloor on 16" O.C. 2X10 joists.