Bilders Choice is a single component, water-free, polyurethane adhesive formulated to bond engineered, solid, and bamboo flooring to plywood and other approved substrates. It is also suitable for the installation of flooring over electrical warming and radiant heat systems.
This adhesive meets the most strict indoor air quality and VOC requirements set by the Southern Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) for wood flooring adhesives and therefore may contribute to the qualification of a project for LEED NC V3 certification for Indoor Environmental Air Quality credits for low emitting materials ED 4.1 Adhesives and Sealants.
- Easy to Spread
- Low Odor
- Excellent Green Grab
- Does Not Contain Water
- Suitable for installation of Solid Plank, Bamboo and Engineered Flooring
- Elastic, allows wood to expand and contract without stressing adhesive
Improper surface preparation is the most common reason for failure of glue down wood flooring. Surface preparation is especially critical when installing solid hardwood flooring vs engineered hardwood flooring.
Surfaces must be clean, dry, and flat to within 3/16 in 10 feet. They must be free of voids, loose materials, paint, varnish, adhesive residues, sealers, oil, grease, plaster, and gypsum finishing compounds. Asphaltic cut-back adhesive residues should be completely removed prior to the installation of solid or bamboo flooring.
The manufacturer recommends allowing the adhesive to cure for at least 12-15 hours before walking on it, and at least 24 hours before moving heavy furniture back into place and onto the flooring.
Job site conditions affect the handling and curing of this adhesive. Cold conditions make adhesives more difficult to spread. High relative humidity accelerates cure/hardening. Dry conditions slow cure/hardening. In order to get the proper coverage, make sure you use the proper 1/4 x 1/8 square notch trowel. Spills happen! Make sure you grab a few tubs of adhesive remover wipes to make your next glue down job problem free!