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adhesive problem

Posted by bedingfield (My Page) on
Thu, Apr 21, 11 at 14:13

I hope someone here can help me. I installed Armstrong laminate flooring in my new home. It's fine, but I had to put in several transitions and T mouldings. I glued them down with Liquid Nails construction adhesive.

The adhesive is drying out and the transitions are coming up. The floor is on a slab-on-grade with hydronic radiant heat. I suspect the heat has caused the LN to dry out.

Armstrong recommends construction adhesive for this application; in fact, specifically told me LN. LN does *not* recommend any of their products for flooring purposes.

Any ideas which adhesive would work without drying out?


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RE: adhesive problem

Depending on what kind of plastic the pieces are made from it can be difficult to get any glue to stick reliably long term.

There is a small amount of movement every time you walk on (or even near) the pieces as the floor gives under your weight.

Mastic for anchoring rubber base trim might work.

RE: adhesive problem

Perhaps what you might want to try is polyurethane construction adhesive; flexible, aggressive bond.

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