Staples or L Cleat Nails


Old 02-22-13, 02:01 PM
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Staples or L Cleat Nails

Soon to begin laying 3/4" Pine and Oak flooring in about 700 sq feet (two different rooms).
Buying flooring nailer tomorrow.
My sub-flooring it two layers of 3/4" plywood (1` 1/2" total thickness).

Was assuming I should use 2" fasteners.

Do I use the L cleat nails or staples for this work, please?

Same for both woods or is one better with one or the other for this work?


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Old 02-22-13, 04:03 PM
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You'll see fewer jams and partial sinkings with "L" cleats. I have changed almost exclusively to cleats. Granted you are getting double the holding power with staples. 2" fasteners is correct.

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