Glue coming up between vinyl tiles

Old 06-14-05, 10:24 AM
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Glue coming up between vinyl tiles


My hubby and I layed vinyl tiles in our kitchen last August. We were concerned that they wouldn't stay stuck down, so we used an adhesive. We followed the directions on the can, spread the adhesive and let it set, then put the tiles down. They looked great for about 2 weeks, then the glue started coming up between the tiles, which of course everything sticks to, dog hair, cat hair, dirt. I am constantly cleaning these . Is there any kind of sealant that I can put on the floor that will keep the glue from coming up? I was thinking about polyurethaning the floor, but didn't know if it would hurt the vinyl?

Old 06-18-05, 10:55 AM
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Adhesive should have set up by now. Remove excess adhesive with solvent like mineral spirits. There are vinyl seam sealers available, but adhesive would push sealer out if it is still oozing. It is not recommended to coat vinyl tiles with polyurethane.
Old 11-08-05, 05:04 PM
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hi jorusi,

i have the same problem, only that it's been a year since our super did the vinyl floor in our kitchen. Once I clean it and scrape the excess glue, it comes back up within couple days. Did you find any solution? Any idea is greatly appreciated. How can I stop the glue from coming out through the tiles?

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You either didn't wait long enough for the glue to get tacky and clear out. Or you put down more then needed(flat trowel sklm coat) Or you used a multi purpose adhesive instead of a VCT clear spread adhesive, which is pressure sensitive, and not a wet lay adhesive like multi purpose.

Or the concrete is emitting too much moisture vapor emissions.

The only way to cure the concern, is to remove the tiles, and scrape up the adhesive. Then start over.
Old 11-09-05, 02:24 PM
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thanks for your advice!

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