Luxury Vinyl Flooring Adhesives
Key Takeaways: Luxury Vinyl Flooring Adhesives
- Which LVT adhesive do you sell the most of at Flooring Hut?
- Is there a particular type of LVT adhesive for high temperatures?
- Are the F Ball luxury vinyl tile adhesives good quality?
- Do Amtico and Karndean offer their own LVT adhesive range?
- What is the best luxury vinyl flooring adhesive for Polyflor
- How should LVT adhesive be applied?
- what is a pressure sensitive adhesive?
In parallel with selling many more luxury vinyl flooring products over the last few years, we have also witnessed a big surge in demand for the associated LVT adhesives to partner with the ranges of glue down luxury vinyl tiles we sell at Flooring Hut. This has been a growth area in the flooring market that has played out to the benefit of online retailers like us and also the major shop brands such as B&Q, Wickes, Tapi and Carpetright. I would also imagine that the brigade of local, independent carpet and flooring shops have also experienced an uplift in their sales figures and shop revenues due to the throughput of LVT adhesives sold as part of the growing luxury vinyl flooring popularity.
Pressure Sensitive Adhesives for LVT’s
When installing Luxury Vinyl Tiles (LVTs), it is useful to have the advantages of pressure sensitive adhesives, which afford high initial tack and a long open time. However, LVT installations sometimes demand other properties. Pressure sensitive adhesives are ideal for the installation of LVTs because they form an instant grab upon contact, so, once positioned, tiles or planks won’t move about as contractors work. They also offer an extended open time, reducing the risk of late placement and making them ideal for installations where more complex designs or patterns are being created. Such products are typically allowed to dry to a permanent tack before placing floorcoverings and are designed to produce a high bond strength, which increases as the floor is trafficked.
Temperature Tolerant Luxury Vinyl Tile Adhesive
Temperature tolerant LVT adhesive is a type of adhesive that is specifically designed to withstand high temperatures without losing its bonding strength or becoming brittle. These adhesives are often used in industrial and commercial settings and/or in a domestic setting where underfloor heating is present or where the environment demands it i.e. a conservatory. Temperature tolerant adhesives typically have a higher heat resistance than standard adhesives and can withstand higher temperatures (check manufacturers guidelines). Some examples of temperature tolerant LVT adhesives include epoxy and polyurethane adhesives.
F Ball LVT Adhesives
This is the luxury vinyl tile adhesive that we at Flooring Hut sell the most of, by a long margin. Often referred to in the industry as the 'yellow bucket company' for their famous yellow buckets that most of their glue is packed in. F. Ball and Co. Ltd. is the UK's leading manufacturer of floor preparation products and flooring adhesives. Established in 1886, the company’s market leading products are tried and trusted across the contract flooring industry where F. Ball flooring adhesives, smoothing underlayments and ancillary floor preparation products offer proven reliability for applications in many various sectors including commercial, retail, education, healthcare and leisure. In our opinion the adhesives offered by F Ball come highly recommended for all of the stick down LVTs we sell, including Polyflor, Amtico and Karndean and our own-brand of LVTs. F Ball provide a great resourse on the subject fo LVT adhesive which we have linked to here.
Karndean Luxury Vinyl Tile Adhesives
Quality adhesives for a perfect finish. For the best results fitting a new Karndean LVT, the manufacturer recommends using Karndean adhesives. Specially formulated to be used in conjunction with their LVT floors, Karndean adhesives can be used in live environments without the need for special requirements or ventilation. Karndean adhesives are low in Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) with most boasting the highest GEV-EMICODE® EC1 accreditation to comply with the strictest environmental and health requirements. You can be confident that their adhesives protect indoor air quality and contribute to a healthy environment, both during and after installation. They offer a range of four adhesives suitable for our different product formats and project situations.
Amtico LVT Adhesive
Amtico SF Adhesive is a very low emissions (GEV EMICODE EC1 Plus) acrylic emulsion adhesive, which is designed to give a high bond strength, strong initial tack and a good open time. For securing Amtico tiles on to a sound, smooth, dry subfloor of concrete including ones with a power floated surface finish; terrazzo; granolithic; sand/cement screed, smoothing underlayments, plywood and many other substrates that have been suitably prepared. In wet areas such as shower rooms, Amtico Universal 2-Part Adhesive is recommended.
- Colour Off-white
- Consistency Viscous Liquid
- Specific Gravity 1.12 - 1.17 @ 20°c
- Coverage Approximately 4m2 per litre using an A2 trowel, depending on the condition and absorbency of the subfloor.
- Packages 15 litres, 5 litres and 2.5 litres.
Our leading LVT ranges include the following: Exclusive by Flooring Hut; Polyflor Camaro; Polyflor Camaro Loc; Karndean Knight Tile; Karndean Van Gogh; Amtico Spacia; Amtico Signature: Luvanto Click Plus and Luvanto Design.