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Bostik  5 Gallon Bostik's Best Adhesive

5 Gallon Bostik
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5 Gallon Bostik's Best Adhesive

Bostik's Best Adhesive is a one-part, trowel applied, moisture-cure adhesive . Once cured, its superior elastromeric properties provide a tough, flexible, tenacious bond to wood flooring.
Specially forumlated for high bond strength and flexibility with a fast cure rate.

The product is best when applied with 1 new trowel per can (accessories tab for the product you are purchasing has recommended trowel needed). Number of cans recommended is based on manufacturer installation application guidelines and square footage per can is not guaranteed.

 

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Bostik's Best Adhesive
 
4.6

(based on 38 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (20)
  • Easy to install (17)
  • Reduces noise (15)
  • Protects wood (11)
  • Improves look (5)

Cons

  • Difficult to use (6)
  • Difficult to install (3)

Best Uses

  • Hardwood floors (23)
  • Bamboo/cork (9)
  • Home (6)
  • Laminate floors (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (18), Professional (7), Beginner (4), Casual do-it-yourselfer (3)

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5.0

The Bostik Adhesive was easy to use and gave us confidence

By Gene

from Clinton, Louisiana

About Me Beginner

Pros

  • Easy To Install
  • Easy To Use
  • Improves Look
  • Protects Wood
  • Reduces Noise
  • Used less adhesive

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Hardwood Floors

    Comments about Bostik's Best Adhesive:

    The LL Engineered Hickory hardwood and the Bostik adhesive worked well together and the final product looked and functioned together perfectly.

    Service and delivery comments:

    The LL Engineered Hickory hardwood was delivered as promised and off loaded at our home timely so we could begin the installation on time.

     
    5.0

    great product

    By will

    from morgantown wv.

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    • Easy To Install
    • Easy To Use
    • Reduces Noise

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Hardwood Floors

      Comments about Bostik's Best Adhesive:

      I had no problems with this product . I found that if you keep the lid on and always use the product on top all around the top layer I had no problem with skinning over. Clean the edge of can and put some Vaseline around the lid rim when you are done for the day ,close it tight and you will have no problem getting it off the next day. take a razor and cut around the skin at the wall off can and lift it out and you are ready to go again.

       
      5.0

      Excellent Glue

      By Jon

      from Findlay, Ohio

      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Hardwood Floors
        • Home

        Comments about Bostik's Best Adhesive:

        Odor was minimal.
        Spot clean-up with mineral spirits was easy.
        Expect to sacrifice top layer each time can is re-opened.

        Service and delivery comments:

        Product was special ordered but arrived at store promptly, ahead of promised date.

         
        5.0

        Excellent product. Sticks to everything

        By Nah! Nah! Nah!

        from Lansing, Michigan

        About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Reduces Noise

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Bostik's Best Adhesive:

            Glue down Teak hardwood floor.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Easy to use

            By SaintJulian

            from GA

            About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy To Install
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Hardwood Floors

              Comments about Bostik's Best Adhesive:

              Easy to use and clean up with mineral oil. My wife and I install our wood floors with no problem using this product.

               
              5.0

              Good price would use again.

              By Bill

              from Vista Ca.

              About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

              Pros

              • Easy To Install

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Bamboo/Cork

                Comments about Bostik's Best Adhesive:

                Installing Bamboo Flooring.

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Stuck on you

                By Floored

                from Nashville, TN

                About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Adhesion
                • Easy to Clean
                • Easy To Install
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                • Very Very Sticky

                Best Uses

                • Hardwood Floors

                Comments about Bostik's Best Adhesive:

                Great adhesive! Not that I have anything to compare it to as this was my first adventure in flooring.

                I used it to lay 3/4" x 2-1/4" Millrun Classic Gunstock Oak over concrete. Which was a bit thicker than recommended but it worked fine. The glue holds great and allowed for plenty of time to make adjustments to the flooring before it set. Also it's made for an unbelievably solid feel in the floor. I was more than a little surprised when I first stepped on a section that had completely cured.

                As for installation, it couldn't have been easier. Laying out the wood took longer than actually gluing it down. Though I will say that you need to be mindful of where the glue is going so as not to get it all over you, your tools, your shoes, the floor... your dog.

                Even still, cleaning up mistakes was a breeze with a little mineral spirits on a rag. And as another reviewer mentioned, there's no need to thoroughly clean your trowel every day. Just scrape it off on the edge of the bucket before you set it down after each use and you'll be fine. Either way, once dried the glue has the consistency of soft rubber and can be easily scraped off or cut with a razor if necessary.

                The best piece of advice I can offer to anyone laying real hardwood is to have ratchet straps on hand for removing the gaps between boards. Most of the wood is going to have a slight warp and 3M painters tape just doesn't cut it. Also, make sure your first row is straight; if you are going to use glue for this row, and not nails as the instructions suggest, be sure to allow for an extra day before you start laying the floor so this row can permanently set. After that you can push, hammer, clamp, and strap until your heart's content. Good luck!

                 
                5.0

                Great product

                By Rome

                from Salisbury, Mass

                About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Easy To Install
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Plywood Over Concrete

                  Comments about Bostik's Best Adhesive:

                  Material gave plenty of time to apply. Best to trowel it to exactly 1/4 x 1/4 v groove with minimal material on the concrete floor. Will need 1 trowel per day where it is hard to clean material for next day usage. No need to tape trowel. Just keep scraping off in bucket. Follow Bostik direction for plywood application. Kerf every 8 inches, try to use flat sheets and have weights to hold down panels that might lift in the center. Recommend wearing leather work gloves to keep hands from blisters. I completed 6, 5 gal pails, 1200 sf in 2 days. Lumber liquidators great to work with and took back pails that were not used.

                  (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  It sticks!

                  By Fixing Grandma

                  from Florence, MS

                  About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Improves Look
                  • Protects Wood
                  • Reduces Noise

                  Cons

                  • Difficult To Install
                  • Difficult To Use

                  Best Uses

                  • Hardwood Floors

                  Comments about Bostik's Best Adhesive:

                  I'm gluing down wood to concrete. This product is like chewing gum, and I have to get up courage to continue. However, after research, this glue will do the best job. Here are some of my hints. I use a laser level in addition to marking the floor to throw a line because it will show on top of the glue (make sure everyone knows if they move it, you will be ugly). Tape the trowel except the edges with blue painter's tape so you can peel off most of the glue. I cut the skimmed part of the glue in the bucket with a knife around the edge and fold it over midway on the dry side when I start. When I stop working, I fold the skimmed part back over the remaining glue and cover it snugly with a grocery bag. That way the skimmed glue will serve to protect the glue, and there will be less loss and less mess disposing of the dried and dripping sheet of glue. As careful as I am getting "all" glue spots up, there are still some spots I miss. I just sit on my nice floor and work it with the Bostik cleaner - comes up pretty easy.
                  I'm so glad I read comments. The biggest cleanup I have is at the last row I put down. Thanks to the person posting above, I will also put a strip of tape at the edge where I plan to stop and safe myself lots of work. Can't do what I used to at 68, so I have to stop and start a lot. Slow but looking professional...

                  (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Bostik's Best Adhesive by Bostik

                  By Pete

                  from pensacola

                  About Me Professional

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Bamboo/Cork
                      • Hardwood Floors
                      • Laminate Floors

                      Comments about Bostik's Best Adhesive:

                      Good adhesive and sealer but lots of work.

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                      • Q:

                        We are installing Morning Star Stranded Bamboo on concrete in Florida. What Bostic adhesives are recommended for this application?
                        Asked on 7/13/2015 by biff from Palm Bay FL

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          Depending on the results of your calcium chloride testing; I would recommend Bostiks' Seal & Grip or Ultra Grip.
                          Thank you for your inquiry.

                          Answered on 7/13/2015 by cc-2
                      • Q:

                        How long does it take to dry? (Ex. If we're using to lay bamboo on stairs, how long before we can walk on it).
                        Asked on 7/12/2015 by Jen from United States

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          Approximately 16 hours cure time.

                          Thank you for your inquiry.

                          Answered on 7/13/2015 by cc-2
                      • Q:

                        Do you also carry this adhesive in the two gallon bucket
                        Asked on 4/30/2015 by Rich from SC

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          Unfortunately not.
                          Thank you for your inquiry.

                          Answered on 5/4/2015 by cc-2
                      • Q:

                        I am asking about the average coverage for a five gallon drum of Bostik's Best wood flooring adhesive.
                        Asked on 2/18/2015 by Haytham

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          Spread rates vary depending on which trowel notch is used for the product being glued down.
                          You can find complete installation instructions on the web site through the Flooring 101 web pages for easy installation, Type in - Bostik- Bostik Best, (click on link to open).
                          Thank you for writing in.

                          Answered on 2/18/2015 by cc-2
                      • Q:

                        how much glue do I need for 1000 sq ft
                        Asked on 12/30/2014 by MIke from United States

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          Please call our Tech and Installation Dept. @ (800) 366-4204 for a detailed answer to your question. Thank you for your inquiry.

                          Answered on 1/2/2015 by cc-3
                      • Q:

                        I need to get glue stain off surface of wood. I tried mineral spirits but it left spots. can I use lacquer thinner of an abrasive pad?
                        Asked on 12/15/2014 by Doug from Vancouver wa

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          Here’s something you can try! (Always test on scrap board or in an inconspicuous area first).
                          1.) Using the Ultimate Adhesive Remover towelette (or a mineral spirit dampened clean rag) and place on the spotted area, let stand for 10 minutes or so.
                          2.) Take an original Mr Clean Magic Eraser (This is a foam pad found in the cleaning section in most grocery stores). Use the foam side. Some have a scouring pad on 1-side that is too aggressive. Buff the area with the Magic Eraser in the long direction of the plank.
                          3.) Get a clean white cotton cloth and/or micro-fiber cloth, very lightly dampened with water, wipe off the residue you created.
                          Sorry no guarantees.

                          Answered on 12/16/2014 by cc-2
                      • Q:

                        Can it be used to glue engineered wood floor over 6mm cork underlayment, that is glued to plywood subfloor.
                        Asked on 11/28/2014 by Nancy from Belmont, CA

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          Please call our Tech and Installation Dept. @ (800) 366-4204 for a detailed answer to your question. Thank you for your inquiry

                          Answered on 12/1/2014 by cc-3
                      • Q:

                        Im wanting to install a 1/2' solid bamboo floor, Its in side my house climateing it self for about a month now would this product bostik's be a good glue to use
                        Asked on 11/4/2014 by Kornie from Indio Ca,

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          It will depend on your subfloor, concrete or wood?
                          Please call our Tech and Installation Dept. @ (800) 366-4204 for a detailed answer to your question or refer to the flooring manufacturers install instructions.
                          Thank you for your inquiry.

                          Answered on 11/6/2014 by cc-2
                      • Q:

                        does this product require the use of an additional vapor barrier over a concrete slab?
                        Asked on 10/22/2014 by adrian from ohio

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          Depending on product being installed, Yes if solid wood and No if engineered.
                          Always refer to the flooring installation instructions and the glue recommended application/limitations instructions.
                          For GLUE product information; Please go to our Website @ LumberLiquidators.com and at the bottom of the page click on Flooring 101, enter –Bostik Best - , enter, then click on the PDF to open.
                          You can find complete flooring installation instructions on our product pages by clicking on the installation tab and then clicking on - Installation Guide.
                          Thank you for writing in.

                          Answered on 10/23/2014 by cc-2
                      • Q:

                        How many gallons would I need for 350 square feet of Mannington Madison Oak 3 inch plank 3/8inch
                        Asked on 9/4/2014 by None

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          Please call our Tech and Installation Dept. @ (800) 366-4204 for a detailed answer to your question. Thank you for your inquiry.

                          Answered on 9/8/2014 by cc-3
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