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Use the right floor adhesives and you’ll never miss a step again!  

You want solid floors in your home. Of course you do, so does everyone. When working on DIY flooring, use the best floor adhesives you can get to keep floors secure. Only these will ensure durable, noise-free floors. Keep reading to find out more.

Understanding floor adhesives

A quality floor adhesive is designed to help you secure floors without having to use copious amounts of nails. These adhesives are powerful enough to provide a strong, permanent hold that will not crack or peel. Their bond remains flexible so that it can withstand regular movement without squeaking or bouncing.

Using floor adhesives the right way

The integrity of your home starts with durable floors. Learn how to use floor adhesives to your advantage.

Getting Started: Know what type of substrate you are going to secure your subfloors to. Securing your floors to cement or wood will determine which adhesive works best. Be sure that all surfaces are dry, free of debris, and ready for subfloor adhesive applications.

Precautions: All types of adhesives should be handled carefully. Make sure to wear gloves to keep your hands safe. When you finish, wash your hands in warm water with soap.

Climate: Even though the climate in your home can be regulated, it is best to check the manufacturer’s recommendations to see what the optimal conditions are when working with your floor adhesive. Most can be used with any indoor temperature. Additionally, check storage conditions for your adhesive to keep it fresh.

Applying the Adhesive: Start by cutting the proper sized hole in the nozzle. Apply the adhesive on the coverage area. Then secure the floor.


Vinyl Flooring Glue
Vinyl flooring is often used in high-traffic areas at homes or commercial areas. It is durable and is expected to last years. Vinyl is not great at handling extreme temperatures so you’ll need acrylic-based adhesives to help the flooring handle heat and resist moisture.

Glue for Laminate Flooring
Laminate flooring doesn’t require being glued down but many choose to glue it directly to the subfloor for extra durability. You can use either PVA or polyurethane glues but keep in mind that you’ll need clamps to hold the materials together while the glue is drying. You could also use any multipurpose construction adhesive like the LePage No More Nails All-Purpose.

Wood Floor Repair Adhesive
Wood floors are sought by many homeowners because of their great look and feel. It is eco-friendly and durable, but it could also come at a hefty price. Damage on your wooden floors is the last thing you would want to see. Use polyurethane or water-based adhesives for wood floor repairs. They can handle the natural expansion of the wood to avoid cracks or splitting.

Bonding: Be sure to check the manufacturer’s guidelines for bonding times and follow them. Check whether you need to brace your floors.

Completion: Once your DIY flooring project is finished, make sure you clean all your tools in warm soapy water. Pick up all your materials and store the remaining floor adhesive according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

Choosing the best subfloor construction adhesive

Make sure you use the right floor adhesives for your project. It is essential to the integrity of your home that the floors are secured properly.

If you are installing your subfloors in a basement and on cement, use an adhesive that will secure your subfloor in any condition. Also, the adhesive has to bond to cement securely without lifting over time. LePage PL Premium Construction Adhesive is the best choice for basement subfloors. This adhesive is formulated specifically to cure on cold concrete and bond three times stronger than an ordinary adhesive!

Installing subfloors anywhere in your home requires the right floor adhesive. If you are bonding wood to wood, LePage PL 400 Subfloor and Deck Adhesive is ideal for this type of installation. Using this subfloor construction adhesive throughout your home will ensure the subfloor is durable and will remain stable for years to come.

LePage PL Premium Construction Adhesive provides a tough and lasting bond for any home DIY project.