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I own a house on a concrete slab and am currently starting a kitchen remodeling job. I'm nowhere near a professional but I can usually figure things out as I go along but I've hit a wall and I'm hoping someone can lend some advice. This kitchen had carpeted floor, YES carpet! Now I knew before I took up the carpet that there were asbestos tiles underneath and my original plan was to lay 7/16 osb with 3/16 spacing and peel and stick tiles. My main roadblock now is how to fasten down the osb. I can't drill and screw because of the asbestos coming up the bit and and becoming airborne. So I think that leaves two options (besides removing the tiles) is to either use adhesive which I'm not a trowel smith or use the ramset and power nail it down. Now I'm not afraid to try my hand at troweling but I don't want to learn on this project because if I do this wrong I'm not going to be able to take the floor back up without taking up the tiles. So is ramset the way to go and is 7/16 osb with 3/16 spacing good and is there any advantage or disadvantage to laying vapor barrier down first. Any input would be appreciated.