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Old 04-14-2008, 09:10 PM   #1
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I'm installing underlayment for a vinyl, bathroom floor. I'm using ring-shank nails as recommended by the local lumber yard to attach the underlayment. (2) questions:

1) How far apart should I space the nails?

2) Do I have to use floor leveler to level the nail heads? I've read where you just need to nail them flush to the underlayment and only use leveler on the seams of the underlayment, not on any of the nails.

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Old 04-14-2008, 09:59 PM   #2
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In this area only staples are used. One quarter inch crown staples that "set" themselves. They are placed 4 inches apart in all directions. I doubt you'll ever be able to set all the nail heads so they won't telegraph and I'm equally sure the use of floor leveller will only intensify the problem. In addition...ring shanks really wouldn't be necessary I wouldn't think.

Maybe others do it differently.

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Thanks. I'll try to track down an air-stapler.
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Old 04-15-2008, 01:38 AM   #4
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Nails....no, no, no. 1/4" crown with 7/8" legs every 4 inches, every 2" on the seams. Lightly but your joints and DON"T use any filler on the seams. Sand the seams till they are flush with a belt sander.
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