Adhesive & Glue for Wood Floors

Adhesive & Glue for Wood Floors2024-03-08T20:26:06+00:00

Flooring adhesive, glue, and epoxy are important to any flooring project. When working with solid hardwood, engineered hardwood, and SPC flooring, you will eventually need flooring adhesive and glues. Glue is an integral part of any flooring project, and choosing the correct glue for the project is even more critical. Depending on the type of material you are gluing down, you will need different glues. For example, some glue works for wood, while others work on SPC or LVP. Choosing the suitable glue for your floor plank width is also important. Wider planks need different glue to mitigate 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 or Silane based glues are part of the new generation of wood flooring glues. These adhesives are easy to clean up, spread easily, and are a contractor favorite when installing flooring with a full spread of glue. Silane polymer glues hold well but allow enough give for seasonal movement. Polymer-based glues are tough and will not sheer or break when moisture levels change throughout the year. Silane based glues come in various sizes, including sausage tubes, 2.5-gallon buckets, and 3-gallon buckets.

Silane or Polymer FAQ’s

The glue is so easy to use – does that mean it is not sticky?2024-03-08T16:41:38+00:00

No, just because it is easier to spread does not mean it is less sticky. The beauty of a Silane based glue for flooring is that is moves with the wood and is extremely sticky without ruining the wood flooring if it touches it.

Can these Silane glues work with hardwood, engineered and LVP floors?2024-03-08T16:42:35+00:00

Yes, the Silane glues we sell work for all the products that we sell.

What width does Silane based glues allow you to glue down?2024-03-08T16:42:21+00:00

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.

How do you clean Silane based glues?2024-03-08T16:42:06+00:00

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.

What is Saline Glue?2024-03-08T16:41:55+00:00

Silane 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 Silane glues from pallmann and loba as they work well in our climate to allow movement without sheering the glue to board bond.

More About Silane Based Glues

Modified silanes adhesives were created in the 1980’s in Japan. The modified silane based glues have elastic adhesives in comparison to the traditional polyurethane adhesives. Modified silane based adhesives are popular in both Europe and American Markets.

Modified silane based adhesives are a one-component glue that cures with the action of moisture. During its curing process by polycondensation, this type of adhesive emits methanol and once cured acquire elastic properties and typical strength of an elastomeric material.

Dependant of the resin composition or chemical backbone of the adhesive there are two variants of modified silane glues:

  • Polyether modified silanes
  • Polyurethane modified silanes

The polyether-modified silanes are more resistant and more elastic than polyurethane-modified silanes. Polyurethane-modified silanes are also called hybrid polyurethanes.

Typical properties of modified silanes adhesives

Mechanical characteristics:

  • 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%.

Chemical properties:

  • 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
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