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At Trade Priced, we have an incredible selection of durable and long-lasting flooring adhesives suitable for a range of flooring types.
What are adhesives for carpet and underlay?
Floor adhesive is a durable permanent glue for bonding carpet, laminate flooring, and underlay to subfloors.
Flooring adhesives are available for different floor types, however, some are suitable for multiple applications.
Which types of flooring can be fixed using adhesive?
Both flooring and underlay can be fitted using adhesives.
Remember, before applying the glue, ensure the floor is free of old adhesive and sanded so your new flooring stays in place. To remove adhesive, chip it away using a hammer and chisel or an SDS drill.
Glue Down vinyl roll and tiles
Vinyl floor adhesives are the best option for installing vinyl flooring as they’re heat-resistant, won’t shift due to moisture and can endure temperature changes.
The vinyl rolls and tiles should be laid evenly on a flat, firm, and dry floor, making sure the vinyl is the right sized.
Then, spray a thin layer of adhesive on the floor and leave it until it starts to dry. Finally, lay the flooring and apply pressure with a 45kg roller to ensure it sticks.
Underlay, carpet rolls and tiles
We have an excellent selection of adhesives tailored to fixing carpet rolls and tiles to underlay and underlay to the subflooring, such as our Allrounder Fix Spray Adhesive.
To use, trim your underlay to size, spray the back evenly with the fix spray adhesive, and glue it to the subfloor.
Then, spread the carpet adhesive evenly across the top of the underlay. After this, you should neatly lay the carpet roll or tiles above, making sure there are no bumps or rises. You can smooth out any fullness or air bubbles with a glider or roller.
Make sure the rubber flooring is cut to the same size as your room. Then, apply a coating of adhesive to the subfloor.
Once the adhesive is applied, you can roll the carpet onto it. The floor should then be flattened with a roller to remove air bubbles and ensure it holds securely in place.
Why buy flooring adhesives from us?
At Trade Priced, we are an approved retailer of carpet adhesives who guarantee:
- Fast UK delivery on all carpet adhesives, so you can lay your new flooring as quickly as possible
- The largest selection of adhesives stocks to choose from
- A lowest* price promise across our full range of flooring adhesives – so you can be sure you’re receiving the best price
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Get in touch if you need help choosing the right type of adhesive for your installation. We’re always happy to help.
Adhesives for Carpet & Underlay
Floor adhesive is a type of glue designed specifically designed for installing flooring. Not all types of flooring require adhesive and different types of flooring require different types of adhesives. Get in touch if you need help choosing the right type of adhesive for your installation. We’re always happy to help. Which types of flooring require adhesive?UnderlayIt is sometimes necessary to glue down an underlay. For example, in a double-stick installation, underlay is glued to the sub-floor using a release type adhesive.
Glue Down Vinyl
The adhesive is applied evenly on to the floor and planks are laid on top. This keeps the flooring securely in place throughout its lifetime. Engineered Hardwood Adhesive is the best way to install a beautifully finished engineered hardwood floor. This applies to both floor and stair installations.
Loose lay vinyl
You don’t need to use adhesive for loose lay vinyl, but you can use it around the perimeter for a more secure installation.
Adhesive is spread on to the floor and the tiles are placed on top. They should be evenly spaced using tile spacers. Then, grout is spread into cracks, filling the joints between the tiles and creating a seamless finish. Grout protector is also useful for extending the life of your installation. Sealant should also be used around the perimeter of the room to seal the gap between the tiles and the wall.
An underlay is glued to the subfloor. Then, the carpet adhesive should be spread evenly on the back of the underlay. After this, you should neatly lay the carpet onto the adhesive making sure not to leave any bumps or rises in the carpet. You can smooth out any fullness or air bubbles with a glider.
Luxury vinyl tiles should be laid evenly on the floor, making sure tiles closest to the wall are cut to size if they are too big. The floor surface must be flat, firm, dry, and clean before you apply the LVT. Apply a thin layer of glue to the floor and leave it until it starts to dry. Then, lay the tiles and apply pressure with a 45kg roller (minimum) to ensure it sticks.
Arrange the tiles in the room before applying glue. Then, cut the tiles to size, so they perfectly fit your room. After this, apply adhesive to the ground and leave it to dry until it becomes tacky. Then, apply the carpet tiles to the floor neatly and roll a heavy roller over the tiles to ensure strong adhesion.
Make sure the rubber flooring is cut to the same size as your room. Then, apply a coating of adhesive to the subfloor. Once adhesive is applied to the subfloor, you can roll the carpet onto it. The floor should then be flattened with a roller to remove air bubbles and ensure it holds securely in place.
Roll adhesive onto cork tiles and the underlayment of the room using a paint roller. Then apply tiles to the floor and apply pressure, so the tiles stick. How to remove floor tile adhesive?A lot of people face this problem when looking to install a new floor. Before you even start the installation, you have to ensure the floor is free of old adhesive so your new flooring will stay in place. To remove adhesive, you need to chip it away. You can use a hammer and chisel to remove the adhesive, but you’re better off using SDS drill, it makes chiselling a lot easier. You should use hot water to soften the adhesive before you start chiselling, this makes it a little easier. You can also use chemicals if hot water doesn’t soften it enough.After the adhesive is all chiselled away, you need to sand and clean the floor. You need a perfectly (or almost perfectly) clean floor to ensure your next installation is good quality and will last you a long time.
Can I use wall adhesive on floor tiles?
No, wall tile adhesive will not hold floor tiles securely in place for very long. Wall tile adhesive is designed for use on verticle surfaces. It is not designed to take the weight and won’t hold floor tiles down for very long. It’ll save you a lot of hassle to use the right adhesive for the job first time.
Frequently Asked Questions
Although our flooring adhesives are very safe and solvent-free, there are several standard safety precautions to consider to keep you and others from breathing in vapours when using any adhesives.
Firstly, always ensure that you are applying them in well-ventilated areas to avoid inhaling the vapours – this could involve opening windows or turning on fans in the room where you’re fitting your flooring.
Secondly, wear suitable PPI such as respirators to prevent you from breathing in any vapour.
If you have any questions regarding our range of flooring adhesives, call our team on 02080 376 557
Drying and curing times vary between our selection of flooring adhesives and their specific applications.
However, we always recommend checking the manufacturer’s instructions before laying the adhesive to be sure of dry and curing times.
If you could benefit from more guidance when selecting a flooring adhesive, don’t hesitate to get in touch using our online contact form, and we’ll be happy to help.
It’s vital to prepare your subfloor before applying adhesive and laying your new flooring.
To begin with, you must ensure that your subfloor is smooth and even, or the finished look of your flooring won’t be great.
If your subfloor is concrete, also be sure to measure the humidity levels in the concrete and ensure it reads below 75% to prevent dampness and an uneven surface.
Then, remove any old adhesive, nails, grippers, dust and grease that may be above your subfloor – this should ensure a beautifully smooth surface for you to apply your adhesive and ultimately, your flooring.
Here at Tradepriced, we usually dispatch orders within one day or the same day for orders placed before 3pm. As for delivery, we offer:
- Standard Delivery – Your order will usually arrive at your doorstep within 2-3 working days, but please consider a maximum delivery window of up to 5 working days.
- Highlands and Lowlands – We kindly request that you get in touch with us for a personalised quote prior to making any purchase. Delivery times for all orders in these regions are typically 3 working days, though we advise allowing up to 5 working days.
- Northern Ireland – We recommend contacting us for a quote before completing your purchase to obtain accurate pricing and delivery times.
If you reside in any other areas of the UK, please contact us to find out more about delivery to your region.