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Fastening Quick Track

Brian Member Posts: 285
I've just got my first quick track job.It's about 150 sq ft on an old concrete slab.I'm figuring on fastening down 3/8 ply wood down and then stapling the quick track.Height is an issue so I want to keep as low a profile as possible but still have some sort of thermal break underneath.Open to suggestions as always.



  • kevin_5
    kevin_5 Member Posts: 308
    This worked for me.

    You could use a construction adhesive such as PL400 to glue the 3/8 plywood down. Or you could put down some 1/4" foam/foil or foil/bubble insulation and simply lay your 3/8' plywood over it without fastening.

    When you screw or staple your quik-trak to it, it becomes in essence one large piece and is allowed to "float" the same way a laminate floor does. I did this with some home-made quik-trak in my own home and it works wonderfully. I put 1/2" slab shield under mine, agonized over how to attach the 4x8 sheets of 1/2" OSB to the concrete floor, and finally decided it didn't need to be attached. When you screw it all together, it's all one piece, and where's it gonna go? I don't know what type of staples you plan on using, but I bought the quik-drive screw gun and if you need to take something up it's much more forgiving than a stapler. Hope this helps.Kevin

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  • Craig Patrizio
    Craig Patrizio Member Posts: 17

    Stadler makes a great product.. it's everything in one.. and only 1/2" thick.. you can lay it down over subfloor..
  • John Felciano
    John Felciano Member Posts: 411

    Our showroom had a exsisting concrete slab and commercial carpet and pad.We removed the carpet and left the pad.I attached the climate panel to the concrete with a trackfast gun and than covered the climate panel with tile backer and finally tile.

    The track fast gun can shoot a short pin into concrete to fasten wood or steel.The pins have a breakaway plastic holder so the nail will penetrate or sit flush.It operates on gas and is much cheaper per shot than the Hilti type.

    I've got some pictures if I can remember what disc they are on...

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  • Roger Link
    Roger Link Member Posts: 15

    Who makes the tracfast gun and fasteners?
  • John Felciano
    John Felciano Member Posts: 411

    I spelled it wrong in my earlier post it's actually a Trakfast gun and it's made by Pasload.I bought mine on e-bay at a very reasonable cost I think around $125.00


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