I spoke to 4 contractors, and 2 of them think that glue will not hold
laminate because the bottom serface of laminate is not glueable, while
the other 2 think that nails won't work because they will tear thru the
laminate (after all it is not as hard as wood).
Both are wrong. Laminate is as hard or harder than wood, but because of
the structure, nails probably would not hold very well. The fibers are not
there to grab like wood.
My stairs have Wilson Art laminate on them. I used the WA adhesive. They
have been in place for 7 years without a single nail and they are in perfect
condition. Nothing moved, nothing came loose. The bullnose is also glued
I can't speak for other brands, but this worked for me. Check with the maker
of what you have.
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