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Top 5 Flooring Contractors Adhesive Choices

Top 5 Flooring Contractors Adhesive Choices

Posted by Floormart on 23rd Sep 2019

What are the most used flooring adhesives used by flooring contractors? Take a look at the top 5 here and read more about their uses and properties. We cover pressure sensitive adhesives acrylic adhesives,epoxy and solvent free!

Uzin KE2000s

Uzin KE2000s is a pressure sensitive flooring adhesive. Strong pressure sensitive adhesive with a short open time. Can be used as a pressure sensitive adhesive, wet set adhesive or using the double-drop method. 

Strong points are 

  • Powerful
  • Excellent final strength
  • Can be used under almost all common types of floor coverings
  • Odourless during and after application
  • Excellent working properties
  • Great coverage
  • Long working time

Where can it be used 

  • for homogeneous and heterogeneous PVC or cushioned vinyl floor coverings in sheets and tiles
  • for rubber flooring in sheets (e.g. noraplan® up to 4 mm)
  • for carpet and textile floor coverings with all common backings
  • for light needle punch or woven carpet
  • for linoleum sheets up to 3.2 mm thickness
  • on absorbent and levelled substrates
  • suitable for warm water underfloor heating
  • for exposure to castor wheels in accordance with DIN EN 12 529
  • for heavy wear in residential, commercial, and industrial areas

Coverage on average is 180 - 500 g/m²

Open Time 10 to 45 min

Set to traffic after 24 hours approx 

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F Ball Styccobond F 46


Solvent free adhesive that dries to a permanent tack. To minimise the effect of adhesive shadowing through thin vinyl/PVC floor coverings, the adhesive can be trowel applied and flattened with a paint roller. Indefinite open time.

Marine Certified Tested to the standards of the International Marine Organisation and approved for use in marine floor installations.

F46 can be used for Vinyl PVC sheet & tile, PVC Foam & PVC

Strong Points are 

  • Excellent Tack 
  • High Bond Strength 
  • Excellent Plasticiser Resistan
  • True Pressure Sensitive Properties – ideal   for design floor coverings 

Drying time 40 minutes depending on temperature, humidity and absorbency of the sub floor

Coverage 

15 Litre tub upto 75m² depending on trowel size 

5 Litre tub upto 25m² depending on trowel size 

It is recommended that you prime the floor using STOPGAP P131

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F Ball Styccobond F44 

A solvent free acrylic emulsion adhesive which is designed to give a high bond strength, strong initial tack and a long open time. It is protected against bio degradation and is suitable for use over normal underfloor heating installations.

To minimise the effect of adhesive shadowing through the vinyl floor covering, the adhesive can be trowel applied and flattened with a paint roller. The ‘double drop’ technique can also be used to reduce the drying time.

Marine Certified Tested to the standards of the International Marine Organisation and approved for use in marine floor installations.

F44 can be used for Vinyl/PVC Sheet and Tile, Felt, Mineral Felt, PVC Foam and PVC,Carpet Sheet and Tile

Strong points are

  • Strong initial tack
  • High bond strength 
  • Long open time 
  • Solvent Free 
  • Approved for marine use

Coverage approx 4m2 per litre using a 1.5mm x 5mm trowel

Available in tub sizes 1 - 2.5 - 5 & 15 Litres

It is recommended that you prime the floor using STOPGAP P131

Click here to view & Buy Styccobond F44

F Ball Styccobond F41 Carpet Tackifer

A solvent free emulsion adhesive designed to provide a permanently tacky film to prevent loose lay carpet tiles from moving. It allows the tile to be lifted and replaced easily without remedial work. Non-flammable and resistant to plasticiser migration.

The tackifier has an added rust inhibitor element, which prevents the product from causing oxidation when used on raised access flooring or other metallic subfloors.

The tackifier is protected against biodegradation and is suitable for use over underfloor heating installations.

F41 can be used for carpet tile Bitumen/Felt, Non-woven Fabric and other polymer backings

Strong points are

  • Prevents loose-lay tiles from moving
  • Allows individual damaged or worn tiles to be quickly removed or replaced

Coverage approx 8 - 22m2 per litre with a roller depending on the absorbency of the subfloor and the backing of the carpet tile.

Dry time 20 mins depending on temperature, humidity and absorbency of the subfloor.

Available in tub sizes 5, 15 & 20 Litre

It is recommended that you prime the floor using STOPGAP P131

Click here to view & Buy Ball Stycconbond F41

Mapei Adesliex G19 Two-component epoxy polyurethane adhesive.


Extremely strong, tough, elastic, adhesive for general purpose use, particularly suitable for non-absorbent substrates or moisture-sensitive substrates (wood, metal, ceramic, stone, resin, PVC, rubber, etc.). For use on floor in interior and exterior applications. Specifically developed for the installation of rubber athletic tracks. Also suitable as universal adhesive for rubber, PVC and all common resilient and textile floor covering types, especially in the event of extreme temperatures due to solar radiation, intense mechanical stress by lift truck, forklift, etc. or frequent washing 

Usage area

  • rubber athletic tracks and multisport flooring on asphalt
  • recycled rubber shock-absorbent flooring on asphalt in playgrounds
  • resilient flooring for indoor sports flooring, also onto waterproofing fiberglass underlays such as Mapelay
  • homogeneous and heterogeneous PVC, sheets and tiles
  • CV floor coverings
  • LVT
  • semi-flexible quartz vinyl floor tiles (VTC)
  • textile floor coverings with all common backings (latex-primed, PVC and polyurethane foam, natural jute and Action-Bac® backed carpets etc.)
  • needlepunch woven flooring also in latex
  • flocked textile flooring
  • linoleum with all kind of backings
  • polyolefin-based and chlorine-free floor coverings
  • PUR floor coverings

Open time 60 mins 

Set to light foot traffic: 12-24 hours

Ready for use: 72 hours

Click here to view & Buy Mapei Adesilex G19

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