Next in line is Rapidgrip, This is a fast setting gunnable polyurethane adhesive suitable for the rapid installation of carpet grippers to MOST subfloors. Can also be used for bonding various materials such as high grade or uncoated steel, aluminium and non-ferrous metals, plus thermosetting plastics, GRP polyesters, rigid PVC, ABS, SAN, PA, PC, PMMA, wood, plaster, and cementitious materials. To apply grippers apply a bead (typically 3mm) in a zigzag onto the gripper base and immediately place into position.
Leave undisturbed for a minimum of 10mins to allow the Rapidgrip to initially cure. When fitting carpet underlay it’s very important to make sure as with the Gripfill that the subfloor is clean, dry and free from dust and dirt. This comes in a 310ml cartridge and is solvent free. Coverage for this is 30m-40m of carpet gripper. Cost £7.40 + Vat a little more expensive than its predecessor but still a must have if used properly.
L47 CV Carpet Adhesive by Bostic comes in either a 5L Tub or a 15L Tub. This Adhesive is great if you’re more confident in fitting carpets etc. It is a water based glue that can be used for sticking down carpets and underlay.
This adhesive has been specially designed to give excellent initial grab. It can bond most carpets, rigid and semi-flexible vinyl tiles and certain sheet vinyl. It can be applied to a variety of surfaces including concrete, cementitious screeds and hardboard to name a few.
This can also be used with care to lay textile floor coverings onto no porous surfaces such as asphalt. But if unsure its best to leave it to the professional fitter. As with all adhesives ensure that the subfloor is clean, dry, and free from contaminants that can hinder the adhesion.
Don’t forget that an effective DMP (Damp Proof Membrane) should also be in place. The cost of this adhesive is £15.00 + Vat for the 5L Tub and £41.77 + Vat for the 15L Tub. Full data sheets are available in PDF on our Adhesives section. A 5L Tub will cover between 15m2 and 18m2 and a 15L Tub will cover between 45m2 and 55m2. This is just a Sample of what we do on adhesives. We hope you found it beneficial! For our full range go to the adhesive and tapes section of our site. Coming soon will be details on our tapes!! How hard can that be?