BOND IT GP ADHESIVE FOR CARPETS AND SEMI FLEX PVC
Bond It has been a manufacturer of high performance and high-quality building chemicals such as sealants, adhesives, grouts, cleaners, expanding foams, fillers, decorating sundries, landscaping products and many other similar products, for almost two decades.
Bond IT serves customers across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and North America and offer a comprehensive range of competitively priced products which cater for the widest range of needs.
Bond ITs focus on quality is such that they have long held ISO9001:2008 accreditation and also operate stringent quality control procedures that cover all aspects of their manufacturing operations and service delivery.
Bond IT aim to exceed expectations and their company strapline of ‘Never compromise on quality’ is more than marketing speak.
A light-coloured, solvent-free, high tack, synthetic resin emulsion, designed to produce excellent initial grab. The adhesive has a low odour and has zero calculated VOC’s and contains anti-microbial protection.
A premium floor covering adhesive recommended for bonding the majority of carpet backings used in heavy commercial applications. It may also be used for bonding rigid and semi-flexible vinyl tiles. It can be applied to most common substrates, including concrete, cementitious screeds, chipboard, hardboard, plywood and smoothing compounds. With care, textile floor coverings can be laid on non-porous surfaces such as asphalt, although it is advisable to apply a minimum 3mm application of a latex-based smoothing compound. It is suitable for use where there are underfloor heating systems. However, heating should be switched off at least 48 hours before and after the installation of the floor covering.
It is not suitable for use on highly plasticized or flexible PVC, PVC backed carpets and needle punch carpets with nylon content above 30%.
Existing Floor Coverings
GP ADHESIVE can be used to bond textile floor coverings over most underlays. It may also be used to bond textile floor coverings to existing resilient floorcoverings provided they are firmly bonded and all waxes and contaminants are removed. It is not suitable for bonding PVC over existing resilient floor coverings.
Ensure the sub-floor is clean, sound, dry and free from contaminants that may hinder adhesion, including surface hardeners and additives. It should have an effective damp-proof membrane and be tested in accordance with British Standards, using a properly calibrated and insulated hygrometer. A reading of 75% RH or less indicates the sub-floor is suitably dry.
Mechanically remove any surface treatments or “friable” areas to expose a sound concrete base. Repair any deep indentations in the sub-floor with a suitable patch repair product. Where floors require smoothing apply a suitable smoothing compound at a minimum of 3mm thickness. Surfaces should be thoroughly cleaned (preferable vacuumed).
Prime boards and other porous surfaces with a Bond It PVA (diluted 1:5 with clean water) or other imperative with hardboard, chipboard and plywood. Ensure the floor covering manufacturer recommends the floor covering for use with the particular substrate.
It is essential to ensure good overall contact between the carpet and adhesive, which can be achieved by rolling the
adhered carpet with a suitable roller as recommended by the floor covering manufacturer.
Clean tools immediately after use with water or white spirit if the material has dried. Uncured adhesive can be
removed from the floor covering with a damp cloth but do not allow the adhesive to dry.