- posted 8 years ago
1-1/4 inch 18 gauge barbed flooring cleats like Powernail's Powercleats 18 gauge flooring nails that HD sells should to the job just fine. Set the nailer to drive it 1/16" below the surface. There are actually staples for such thin solids, too. Haven't tried staples on a straight edge strips though. It may also depend on what you are driving it with.Â But as far as nails go, Powercleats should do.