How Do I Know I’m Getting the Right Adhesive Coverage? (Sponsored)

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Periodically lifting boards after installation helps ensure proper slab coverage and transfer to the back of the flooring.
Periodically lifting boards after installation helps ensure proper slab coverage and transfer to the back of the flooring.

Q: How do I know I’m getting the right “coverage” for adhesive, and what about coverage rate per gallon of glue?

A: We’re often asked, “What is the right coverage for the adhesive I’m using?” Clearly, coverage of adhesive plays a critical role regarding the success of any wood floor installation. Given the cost of today’s adhesives, it can be tempting to stretch your glue as far as possible to minimize the final cost/square foot. Those efforts may cost you double.

To form a membrane that functions properly for the adhesive’s intended usage, the best possible trowel needs to be selected. A premium trowel helps achieve both substrate coverage and successful transfer to the back of the flooring. Job site conditions, profile of the substrate, depth of back channeling in the wood flooring and other factors all affect the amount of adhesive that must be applied to achieve proper coverage and transfer.

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