Flooring adhesives are vital for ensuring a proper fit for glue-down style floorings. Whether you need adhesive for luxury vinyl or an underlay that enhances every aspect of your floor – you need something that will bond well, and last for a very long time. 

Our adhesives will ensure that your floors look seamless, with maximum stability that will resist daily wear and tear through foot traffic.

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Flooring Adhesives are a type of glue that is made specifically to create a stable foundation for your floor. By attaching to various flooring materials in an even spread, it is then laid evenly down on a scrubbed, clean, level subfloor and left for a time to allow the bonding to dry. When it does, it will feel permanent. 

There are two categories of spilt adhesives that you have to contend with. 

Spilt Wet Adhesive

  • Act Immediately – Ensure that you act quickly, as wet adhesive is far easier to clean than dried adhesive.

  • Cloth or Paper Towels – Use a cloth or a paper towel to gather the wet adhesive in one place. Try to minimise smearing, as this will just make it harder to clean up. 
  • Soapy Water – A mixture of warm water and mild dish soap will help clear up any residue. Dip a cloth in soapy water and wring out the excess, then gently wipe in the affected area. 
  • Adhesive Remover – It may be the case that soapy water doesn’t work because your adhesive is too thick. In that case, you may want to invest in an adhesive remover. That being said, be sure you select one that’s compatible with the flooring so you don’t damage it. 
  • Rubbing Alcohol – Rubbing alcohol is good at breaking down adhesive, as 99% pure alcohol is strong enough to weaken and kill most adhesives. 

Hardened Adhesive

  • Scraping – Use a scraper to peel off the dried adhesive gently. But beware you use the appropriate type of scraper, though. Metal scrapers can damage delicate surfaces fairly easily. 
  • Warm Water – A cloth moistened with warm water isn’t enough a lot of times, but if you leave it on top of the dried light adhesive for several hours, it can be softened. 
  • Adhesive Remover – Adhesive removers made specifically for breaking down dried adhesives are readily available in many DIY stores. 
  • Heat – Applying consistent, targeted heat to an affected area can soften the adhesive. This will make it easier to scrape off. 
  • Solvents – Some hardened adhesives may require a solvent to aid in its removal. That being said, solvents can be dangerous. Ensure the area you are in has ample ventilation to keep the air clean and ensure you use gloves to protect your skin. 
  • Sandpaper – For wooden floors, sanding is an effective option, although you will need to refinish.