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Added on Jan 18, 2017 by Melissa Coffin

Flooring Adhesives Hazard Spectrum  Hazard Spectrum


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Added on Jan 18, 2017 in General

Don’t Get Stuck With an Unhealthy Adhesive  News

We’ve heard from several HomeFree users that they’d like help understanding their best options for flooring adhesives. In response, Healthy Building Network has created another “stoplight chart” for adhesives ranking the most common options.

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Added on Jan 18, 2017 by Melissa Coffin

Common Product: Acrylic Flooring Adhesive

Acrylic adhesives are common in attaching many types of flooring to a substrate. Carpet backings, resilient flooring, and engineered wood flooring may all specify use of an acrylic flooring adhesives for installation. This CP describes a one-part “universal” acrylic flooring adhesive, designed to be used to install many types of flooring. While left out of the CP for being more of a specialty additive, note that some acrylic flooring adhesives may contain flame retardants or additives to make them more resistant to freezing and thawing cycles. Many acrylic flooring adhesives contain biocides to prevent microbes from growing where moisture may find its way between the underside for the flooring and the flooring substrate. These biocides are most commonly held as proprietary by manufacturers.

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Added on Jan 18, 2017 by Melissa Coffin

Common Product: Epoxy Flooring Adhesive

Epoxy flooring adhesive is an adhesive used for adhering linoleum, vinyl tiles, rubber tiles, or rubber sheets to a variety of flooring substrates (concrete, plywood, existing resiliant flooring, radiant heating subfloors, steel, aluminum, and cereamic tile, among others). Epoxy flooring adhesive comes as a two-part epoxy (Part A is an epoxy pre-polymer resin base and Part B is typically a polyamine hardener/curing agent) that must be mixed by drill on-site. Most commercial epoxy flooring adhesives come in a pack with Part A and Part B pre-measured to the appropriate mix ratio. Adhesive must set for 12-72 hours after flooring is installed before it can withstand heavy foot-traffic or rolling traffic.

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Added on Jan 18, 2017 by Melissa Coffin

Common Product: Polyurethane Flooring Adhesive

Polyurethane flooring adhesive is an adhesive used for adhering solid wood, engineered wood, bamboo, parquet, and some rubber and vinyl flooring to a variety of substrates (most commonly concrete, plywood, prepared terrazzo and ceramic tile). It comes in two forms - a one-part moisture cure adhesive or a two-part adhesive that must be mixed together on site. This survey focused on the more prominent one-part moisture cure form. Moisture-cure adhesives use ambient humidity or water in the substrate to cure. Moisture-cure polyurethane adhesives cure more slowly than two-part polyurethane adhesives and must set 12-48 hours before they can withstand foot traffic.

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