Sikabond 54 full stick down
'Glue down' wooden floor installation with Sika adhesives provides a permanent bond to the sub floor, but with a flexible 'elastic' floor adhesive rather than a rigid wood floor glue. Sika offers a range of hardwood flooring adhesives for engineered and solid oak and a wide variety of wood species - and it is the adhesive of choice for all our solid wood floors.
The Sika adhesive product range includes T2 Liquid battens, SikaAcoubond underlay system and the trowelled on Sika adhesive range which includes T52, T54 and the new Sika AT-80 adhesive.
Sika T54 is a trowelled on adhesive which gives a 'full surface bond' so that the wooden flooring is bonded to the floor - but allows for subtle movement due to natural expansion and contraction as the result of changes in moisture conditions.
If you are fitting a pre-finished wood floor and are worried about working cleanly with the adhesive then always choose the new Sika AT-80 product. This has all the benefits of the T54 but the advantage of being an easy wipe clean product so the adhesive will come off should you get it on the top surface of the floorboard.
Sika adhesive products allow for the even transfer of heat from under floor heating systems embedded in the concrete screed subfloor.
Always ensure the moisture content of the sub floors are as low as possible (2/3%), using a moisture meter. Where damp is an issue or some moisture (5%) is still present in concrete - or for floors coated in other substances - use Sika MB Primer first. Where existing bitumous products have been used and remain on the sub floor, remove the majority of this first to expose 80% to 90% of the concrete sub floor before applying any floor adhesive.