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moneymgmt 02-06-2009 02:35 PM

to glue or not to glue
Entry room of my house has a concrete floor and had ceramic tiled glued on originally. Tiles popped off very easily and now I'm looking to put sheet vinyl over the top. Old glue left a black "coating" over the concrete but it has no tackiness whatsoever. Debating first whether I need to go glued or glueless, and if glued, will the adhesive stick to the concrete? Why this 7'x12' room has a 4" concrete floor over top of the crawl space when the rest of the first floor is all hardwood is another question altogether!

jcalvin 02-06-2009 03:36 PM

Glue it man. I have alsways used "Henry's" and have been very pleased. I install the 1/8" commercial crap in rental houses with it. I recently had to tear up a job that I had laid about 10yrs ago. The glue held so well it was actually pulling layers of plywood off with it. If you will put it on to the manufactuers directions, it will be good.

Floorwizard 02-06-2009 04:20 PM

Unfortunately manufacturers do not allow Henry's products with kept warranties. Armstrong used to but they no longer own the company.
So use the adhesive that the manufacturer recommends.
Plus remember they did not mention what type of Vinyl they are going with.
Imagine if they used Henry's on perimiter spread only Vinyl, or even worse, the now popular glass back Vinyl's.

moneymgmt 02-06-2009 05:18 PM

ok sounds like gluing to concrete is no issue then. Home Depot here carries all Armstrong sheet vinyl, both the gluable and floating; and the glue they carry is Roberts sheet vinyl adhesive :
I read the label on the adhesive and it says "apply when both floor and flooring are above 65 degrees", does that sound right? I'm in Michigan where a concrete floor over a crawl space may never get to 65 degrees; let alone right now when its 5 outside! Thoughts?

Floorwizard 02-06-2009 06:14 PM

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moneymgmt 02-06-2009 06:32 PM

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very odd, it opens for me. Its called "ROBERTS Multi-Purpose, 4 Gallon Premium Flooring Adhesive" here's the pic:

mike costello 02-07-2009 07:08 AM

Personally I would not use that roberts glue to do scrapbooking. It yellows over time and crystallizes ( loses tack) faster than anything I have ever used

If your floor is Armstrong, use Armstrong glue

If its Tarkette use their glue.....You get the picture

Floorwizard 02-07-2009 12:32 PM

I agree completely.

Again...we do not know which type Vinyl you purchased. I doubt Roberts would work for all kinds they carry. I still wouldn't use it.

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