FAQ: Can I apply a conductive dry adhesive over any type of subfloor?

Conductive dry adhesives can be rolled out over any clean, smooth subfloor, allowing for instant attachment of tiles to the floor. Normal operations can continue in the room while installation is in progress. There is no “move-in” or “move-out” time.

Dry Adhesive can be installed only over firm, dry (<3.0 lb/1000 sq ft.) structurally-sound, dust and oil-free surfaces, such as concrete, old glue-down carpet, VAT, vinyl composition tile, homogeneous vinyl sheet or tile, poured epoxy, ceramic, stone or terrazzo.

Dry adhesive may be used over steel or HPL covered access floors. It may be used over wood and parquet, plywood and laminates. These sub-floors must be free of acrylic finishes and, due to moisture concerns, dry adhesive cannot be installed directly over on-grade or below-grade concrete without an air space between the concrete and the wood products. Dry adhesive may not be used over gypsum patches and is not suitable for outdoor installations.


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