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Flooring Adhesives – What They Are and What They Aren’t




By Lewis Migliore

Flooring adhesives are often thought of as some miraculous material that somehow functions as anything but a material that fastens together two or more solids by the use of a glue, cement or other adhesive. In the case of flooring the two solids would be the flooring material and the substrate. The glue between them makes the bond whether it be permanent, semi-permanent or releasable. The properties of the adhesives used to install flooring materials my vary but the function is universal. That is to stick the flooring to the substrate. What they don’t do are control the physical characteristics of the flooring installed on them or control the conditions of the substrate beneath them. 

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The Commercial Flooring Report is provided by Lewis Migliore, president of LGM and Associates, which offers technical flooring services, including help or guidance with a new flooring project or a failure on an existing floor. Contact him at lgmtcs@optilink.us.


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posted on 8/2/2019