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Old 04-25-2015, 09:48 AM   #1
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Nailing pattern for luan underlay?


I have some stick down tiles to lay on 1/4 inch luan, how far apart should I hammer the nails in, I was told 6 inch apart.
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Luan is not an accepted underlayment.
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Luan is not an accepted underlayment.
Why not and what would be a better choice?
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I got my info from this video

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It causes glues to reliece, it has voids, the color can bleed through the flooring.
Should be using 1/4 multiply subfloor rated plywood.
Use nails and your going to have to go back and fill everyone of the dimples, use a pneumatic narrow crown staple gun and it's far faster and no need to fill the tiny holes.
It's 4" on the edges and 6 to 8 in the field.
Make sure the seams do not line up with the seams below, NO GLUE needed.
Hope your not using peel and stick tiles!
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Yes they are peel and stick with a primer rolled before the tiles
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Peel and stick is near impossible to lay in a straight line because it tries to stick to fast and there's no adjustment.
They tend to shrink and gaps open up.
Some just will not stay stuck down.
Should be attached directly to the plywood not over a primer, may not stay stuck down with a primer.
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I got my info from this video

https://youtu.be/cefcEKvZuJY
Everything in that video is wrong. No surprise. Almost everything on Youtube about flooring is wrong.
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love rusty's posts and info here
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Mikeron,

I watched the video last night and if you're referring to the one by Mr. Clement, I agree he should be doing something else. But another video started right after. The 2nd video looks good to me, it's by SurePly. Is this the one by chance? Forget the first one.

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