Adhesive Systems


Which adhesives systems suitable for timber flooring?

 
It is important that the correct type of adhesive is used to meet the requirements of the timber floor being laid. It is also important to use a moisture barrier where appropriate to match the adhesive being used. More information of the right type of adhesive is available through Bosch timber floors, however in summary Bosch Timber Floors recommend:
 
For raw timber installations – Selleys Direct Stick foaming adhesive to help reduce the potential for hollow sounding spots in your timber floor should the level underneath have some variation. This adhesive should be used together with a Selleys VBS vapour barrier applied to the concrete subfloor. This protects the timber from excessive moisture in the concrete slab being able to transmit into the timber and enables excellent adhesion of the timber to the subfloor.
 
For prefinished floors (engineered timber, bamboo) – MAPEI ULTRABOND ECO S955 solvent free flexible adhesive. This product is non etching so it won’t damage the prefinished floor coating. This adhesive contains its own inbuilt vapour barrier, enabling a more efficient installation time. This adhesive should be used together with a MAPEI MAPEPROOF 1K TURBO vapour barrier applied to the concrete subfloor. This protects the timber from excessive moisture in the concrete slab being able to transmit into the timber and enables excellent adhesion of the timber to the subfloor
 
For Vinyl Plank Floors – MAPEI ECO 380 contact adhesive is recomended.
 





 
 

 
 
 

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