Maybe I did not describe the install as well as I could, the cabinets were existing and the flooring runs up to it leaving about 1/4" gap that I'm going to use the round to close. Right now, stuff falls off the edge of the flooring into it and looks bad, underpad is also exposed. So predrilled finishing nails, no special nails for this? I do not have a compressor or nailer. How about driving the nails at opposite angles as I go along, any benefit to that? Any glue on this thing I believe would tear up the cabinets if the quarter round would need to go. The flooring is the type that has a surprisingly good picture of spanish tile on it, visitors have bent down to touch it not believing when I've told them its fake. The cabinets, well, they couldn't be built more flimsily, bottom of the line Merillat.