Latex adhesives for wood floor


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Old 03-15-05, 10:04 PM
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Latex adhesives for wood floor

My BR111 enginered flooring recomends a polyurathan adhesive, but my installer prefers a latex water based product. Should I insist that he uses the recomended product, or let him use the product he has always used with no previous problems.(according to him)?
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Since BR-111 produces exotic spieces of wood, it is going to depend on the species. Brazillian Cherry, NO!

If it is Taylor 2071, you may be OK, as it is a very high solids, with cross linking mega-tec technology. www.wftaylor.com It is a nice glue for most engineered flooring. The only acrylic I recommend for engineered.

I'd use the Strat-stuff, they recommend, or a moisture cure urethane, like Bostik BST. or Franklin 811, or Parabond 4002 Millineum Gold.
 
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Old 03-16-05, 01:42 PM
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Ask yourself this, "Will using a product that isn't approved by the manufaturer void any product warranty?"
 
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Old 03-17-05, 05:47 PM
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Their warrantee really only mentions the surface and defects in workmanship. It doesn't mention the install. It has a list of a few products they recommend, that the manufacture of the addhesive warrant.
Also, How are Exotic engineered floors different than others as far as adhessives. I mean, the adhessive doesn't go on the face, it goes on the plywood, right.
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Brazillian cherry is known to be a hard wood, but isn't as stable when moisture is concerned, as oak. Latex adhesives are moisture in a bucket.

Some exotic woods are oily. Oil and wayer don't mix, where oil and oil will bond.
 
 

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