I am installing some engineered flooring in my downstairs and have ordered some silicone "vapor shield" underlayment to place underneath it (between my plywood subfloor and the planks of engineered "lumber").
My overall gameplan is to:
- Roll out the vapor shield and make sure its laid flat; and then
- Staple or nail the engineered planks to the plywood subflooring
I'm curious if anyone has ever worked with this product before (or similar engineered) and has any recommendations whether staples or nails are more appropriate or easier/better to work with, and why. Also, as an aside, if my gameplan is missing any critical steps or there are any general pieces of advice, best practices, etc. when working with these materials, I'm all ears! But the main ask here is:
Staples or nails for this kind of engineered flooring, and why?