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Old 08-20-2013, 12:59 PM   #1
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Attaching carpet to hardwood stair treads

Hi all,
I just purchased some carpet tread pieces for my hardwood (oak)stair treads. I'm looking for advice on the most accepted method of attaching them. I'm inclined to use my pneumatic brad nailer, as I don't see any way a manual stapler will penetrate the oak treads. Obviously, I want to use as few brads or whatever as possible in the event that I want or need to remove the tread pieces in the future. The other concern being...Are there brads out there specifically for this application that are the non-"brite finish"? Anyone with ideas or experience in this matter, help would be appreciated. Thanks,

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Old 08-20-2013, 01:34 PM   #2
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I would use 18 gauge staples in an air stapler.
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X2. Staples will work fine. Just separate the nap if the carpet with your fingers before u apply the staple so it hides itself in the carpet.
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