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Old 11-04-2012, 07:16 AM   #1
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We're putting a self-stick floor in a kitchen - not "cheap" stuff.
Had to be done - NOW!
I don't think they got the temp. up high enough; or, long enough -
having problems to get the flooring to "settle down".
Some type of glue/mastic we can use?
Heat gun?
Roller?
Some of the above?

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Old 11-04-2012, 07:24 AM   #2
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Henry's Bond enhancer should have gone on first-----

To late now-----heat will help and a roller----you have a torpedo heater?

Rusty might know a trick or two----I always use bond enhancer before starting---cures dust and adhesion problems----

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Old 11-04-2012, 07:48 AM   #3
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Henry's Bond enhancer should have gone on first-----

To late now-----heat will help and a roller----you have a torpedo heater?

Rusty might know a trick or two----I always use bond enhancer before starting---cures dust and adhesion problems----
Thanks for the response!
Sub-floor is fine.
We used leveler where necessary - not too much, needed.
The whole floor got hit with "Bond-Enhancer".

I've got heaters in there.
Should have had the heaters in there days before this "escapade"
started!!
I don't "specify" - I install what someone tells me to!

What type of roller?
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:25 AM   #4
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Linoleum roller----rent one---Century tile has them--Home depot may---they do sell them --look next to the tile section---they are with the floor scrapers----to expensive for a one time use---rent---
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Hope you got it in writting there's no warrenty.
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Joe---this is Illinois---We make things work here---Just like you do----

Chewing gum does not work---call century tile and see if they have an adhesive for peal and stick----just remember that those sales people don't really know what they are talking about----Rusty?
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I learned the hard way long ago, If I know it's not going to work, do not do it.
Funny how short there memery gets when it fails.
I like people to say who did this for you, not who did this to you.
Just love it when it fails and they call you back and expect you to make it work and not have to pay you, then tell all there friends what a poor job you did.
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Use clearspread adhesive like you would for any vinyl tile. Then roll with a 100 lb roller. Just make sure it is a very, very, very, light layer of adhesive. Use the back side of the trowel. No notches.
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Use clearspread adhesive like you would for any vinyl tile. Then roll with a 100 lb roller. Just make sure it is a very, very, very, light layer of adhesive. Use the back side of the trowel. No notches.
Thanks! "RB"!
I thought as much - just wanted to get some "pro" opinions!
I don't; or, haven't done too much of the "self-stick" stuff!

At least - actually - it looks pretty good!

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Thanks people!

Particularly "RB"!
"jc", "M" - thanks too!!

Maybe my problem is solved!

(At least I've got something to show the "powers-that-be" -
see what these people say!)

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A follow-up.
Well: the "powers that be", did not want to "spring" for a roller.
However, the use of "glue" (thanks "RB"!) -
A heat-gun -
A soft, rubber mallet -
Did the trick!

Next time -
It will be, what I wanted to do in the first place -
Sheet-goods!

It does look pretty good, now!
Thanks again people!!

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