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amakarevic 11-10-2011 01:30 PM

applying adhesive for commercial floor tiling
 
i have a small area in which to set some commercial floor tiles (Armstrong). i was wondering how to apply the adhesive. should i use a tiling trowel for the floor to ensure an even amount everywhere or a regular putty knife is OK? i am concerned to not be able to get the adhesive off my tiling trowel.

thanks

JazMan 11-10-2011 04:45 PM

You forgot to say which adhesive it is. OK, definitely not a putty knife. You need a trowel with the correct notches to it leaves the correct amount. It's also likely that the adhesive may be a brushable type. So cheap brush or roller.

Jaz

Bud Cline 11-10-2011 04:52 PM

May not want to use notches, may just need a wavy-edged trowel. Some trowels cost about two bucks, use it and throw it away.:)

canadaclub 11-10-2011 04:54 PM

I agree with Jazman..putty knife is not good. If its VCT and you are using a standard mastic adhesive I would go with a 3/16 x3/16 V-notch trowel. Make sure you have a pail of water and a sponge readily available for clean joints

Bud Cline 11-10-2011 04:56 PM

Quote:

I would go with a 3/16 x3/16 V-notch trowel.
WHOAH THERE!

You definitely don't want to use a 3/16" notched trowel with VCT tile.
NO WAY.

rusty baker 11-10-2011 05:29 PM

1/16 x 1/32 x 5/64 U notch trowel.

JazMan 11-10-2011 05:40 PM

Quote:

I agree with Jazman..putty knife is not good. If its VCT and you are using a standard mastic adhesive I would go with a 3/16 x3/16 V-notch trowel.
Thanks for agreeing with me, but........................3/16" is way too much. You'd have adhesive oozing between the seams and dents all over. Use the one Rusty recommends, or brush. Apply thin, let dry until tacky, then set tiles.

Jaz

canadaclub 11-10-2011 06:02 PM

EEK! I stand corrected..thanks guys. At least I prompted more answers:laughing:

amakarevic 11-10-2011 07:00 PM

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Originally Posted by JazMan (Post 768022)
You forgot to say which adhesive it is.

Here we go: Armstrong S-750

picture attached (can looks different from the one on their web site)

http://www.armstrong.com/flooring/fl...duct-50750.asp


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