Rustic Floor Supply offers many flooring adhesive & Glue options at our Boise, Idaho location. Flooring adhesive and glue play an important role in any flooring project, regardless of the type of flooring being installed. These products are essential for securing solid hardwood, engineered hardwood, and SPC flooring in place. It’s important to select the right adhesive or glue for your specific project, as different types of glue are designed for use with different materials. For example, you’ll need a specific glue for wood, while another type may be required for SPC or LVP. Additionally, the width of your floor planks should be taken into consideration when selecting glue, as wider planks may require a different type to prevent movement risks
- Elasitic in summer and winter
- Dries fast
- Good open time
- Easy to use
- Simple to clean
- Spreads easily
Silane or Polymer Glues
Polymer and silane-based glues are among the newer options for wood flooring adhesives. These products are popular with contractors due to their easy spreadability and easy clean-up. Polymer-based glues are strong and can withstand moisture changes without breaking or shearing, while silane-based glues provide a good hold while also allowing for seasonal movement. Silane-based glues are available in various sizes, including sausage tubes, 2.5-gallon buckets, and 3-gallon buckets.
Saline or Polymer FAQ’s
No, just because it is easier to spread does not mean it is less sticky. The beauty of a Saline based glue for flooring is that is moves with the wood and is extremely sticky without ruining the wood flooring if it touches it.
Yes, the saline glues we sell work for all the products that we sell.
Different glues allow for different widths. It is recommended to check the label and buy accordingly. Each of our glues has the width rating listed on their respective pages. Some of the glues allow unlimited width.
It is recommended to clean the glue droppings/mess up within 45 min as it is not skinned over yeat and has yet to bond to anything. The easiest way to do this is with a damp cloth.
Saline glue is a very popular hardwood flooring glue that is considered “new” generation of glues. These glues offer no need to mix, dry fast and have awesome elasticity. Typically these glues have a skin time of 4-60 min and a full cure time of 18-24 hours. We recommend saline glues from pallmann and loba as they work well in our clkimate to allow movement without sheering the glue to board bond.
More About Silane Based Glues
Modified silane-based adhesives were developed in Japan in the 1980s as an alternative to traditional polyurethane adhesives. These adhesives are known for their elastic properties and are popular in both the European and American markets. Modified silane-based adhesives are one-component glues that cure through a process called polycondensation, during which methanol is emitted. Once cured, these adhesives have the strength and elasticity of an elastomeric material. There are two types of modified silane adhesives: polyether-modified silanes and polyurethane-modified silanes (also known as hybrid polyurethanes). Polyether-modified silanes are more resistant and elastic than polyurethane-modified silanes.
Typical properties of modified silanes adhesives
- Are elastic and flexible material
- Tensile strength between 1 and 4 MPa, the silane-modified based epoxy can reach 8 Mpa.
- Maximum elongation of 100% to 300%.
- Excellent resistance to ultraviolet rays
- They can be painted, even shortly after applying (wet on wet).
- Adhere to a wide range of materials (metal, ceramic, and plastic) without primers or activators.
- Do not contain isocyanates, reducing health risks