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Old 06-24-2014, 01:40 PM   #1
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I have an apartment building with a small 15 square foot foyer. I removed the disintegrating carpet and what was underneath it. I just purchased 1/4" premium prime for new underlayment. I will be installing commercial grade vinyl 12x12 squares using the correct adhesive that works with it. I don't have a pneumatic gun that shoots staples so will have to use ring shank nails. I have two questions. 1. Should I apply liquid nail to the plywood when I fasten it to the floor? 2. Can I simply cover the ring shank nails with the adhesive and lay the tile or will I have to prep the nails with a filler first? Thanks.
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you are putting 1/4" plywood under the new floor? What is it going on top of?
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you are putting 1/4" plywood under the new floor? What is it going on top of?
The plywood is going over an old wood floor. What used to be there was an underlayment of some sort and carpet. What will be going over the plywood (new underlayment) is 12x12 commercial grade vinyl squares.
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No glue under. Prep the nail holes. Nails should be every 2" along the edges, every 4" in the field.
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No glue under. Prep the nail holes. Nails should be every 2" along the edges, every 4" in the field.
Thanks for that. This plywood I got has a bunch of X marks set out in a grid pattern. In the meantime, I decided to spend the money and save the time. I purchased a Porter Cable narrow gauge stapler. I've got a lot of flooring coming up in another building.
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Thanks for that. This plywood I got has a bunch of X marks set out in a grid pattern. In the meantime, I decided to spend the money and save the time. I purchased a Porter Cable narrow gauge stapler. I've got a lot of flooring coming up in another building.
The stapler makes sense.
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