VCT Adhesive; Trowell Size


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Old 10-05-07, 08:57 PM
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Arrow VCT Adhesive; Trowell Size

1. What brand(s) of VCT adhesive do you recommend?
2. What's the recommended size teeth a trowell for applying the adhesive?

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Robert
 
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Old 10-06-07, 09:02 AM
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I normally don't send folks to the big box stores, but, in this case, HD carries Roberts VCT glue and I really like the stuff compared to other brands. It goes down smoothly and doesn't get all stringy on the trowel. The container will tell you which trowel notch to use, but I believe it's sixteenth by sixteenth. In any case, it's a pretty small notch. I normally use Armstrong VCT, but there are other brands that work fine. Jonsonite and Tarckett are two others that come to mind.
 
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Old 10-06-07, 02:10 PM
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Thanks for the answer.

Doesn't look like local HD in my area carries Robert's, but found a tile company that does.

Robert's Website said use either 1/16" x 1/16" x 1/16" Flat Top V Notch or /16" x 1/16" x 3/32" U-Notch trowel.

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Old 10-07-07, 08:47 PM
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Use the U-notch trowel. Once the notches begin to wear the V-notch will wear much faster and less ans less glue will be on the floor compared to the U-notch.
 
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What he said. The flat top V doesn't show the wear quite as quickly, but it's the same idea with the same result.
 
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Old 10-11-07, 03:31 AM
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Thanks for the feedback!!
 
 

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