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Mapei 980 5 Gallon Adhesive

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Mapei 980 5 Gallon Adhesive
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MAPEI Ultrabond 980, 5 gallon adhesive can

Mapei Ultrabond 980 is a high-performance, one-part urethane adhesive used for both solid and engineered woods.

With an ideal spread rate you will be able to cover 160-325 square feet per every 5 gallon container

 


 

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Mapei 980 5 Gallon Adhesive
 
4.0

(based on 44 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (13)
  • Easy to install (11)
  • Good value (7)
  • High quality (7)
  • Reduces noise (6)

Cons

  • Difficult to use (4)
  • Dulls look of floor (3)

Best Uses

  • Hardwood floors (13)
  • Home (6)
  • Bamboo/cork (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (8), Beginner (7), Casual do-it-yourselfer (6), Professional (3)

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5.0

Worked like a charm

By uses a professional to install

from Phoenix, Az

About Me Professional

Pros

  • Easy To Install
  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Hardwood Floors

    Comments about Mapei 980 5 Gallon Adhesive:

    We had a professional installer put in our engineered floor with this product. He loved the adhesive!

     
    4.0

    Takes practice and planning!

    By emo

    from Ellensburg, WA

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Goes A Long Way
    • Quick Set Up
    • Works Very Well

    Cons

    • Can Be Very Messy
    • Requires Nitrile Gloves F
    • You Must Have The Remover

    Best Uses

    • Bamboo/Cork

    Comments about Mapei 980 5 Gallon Adhesive:

    Really had to be careful about getting it on other objects in the vicinity! Because of the quick set-up, one has to have a plan!

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Watch out for old glue

    By JoJo

    from Nocona, TX

    About Me Professional

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Mapei 980 5 Gallon Adhesive:

          Glue was a year old and had a 1" thick dry glue on the top of the container. Also had large lumps towards the bottom of the container.

          I would check the date on the bottom of the container to make sure it is not out of date.

           
          4.0

          Super strong

          By Joe

          from Santa clarita

          About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Reduces Noise

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Hardwood Floors

            Comments about Mapei 980 5 Gallon Adhesive:

            So tough that, on an occasion when I wanted to lift a board after it had been in place overnight, it actually lifted the concrete with the board.

             
            4.0

            Adhesive--some good, some bad

            By TJ

            from Dallas, TX

            About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy To Install

            Cons

            • Wasted A Lot

            Best Uses

            • Hardwood Floors

            Comments about Mapei 980 5 Gallon Adhesive:

            We bought 5 of the 5 gallon Mapei 980 adhesive containers. The first 2 we opened were apparently old (we didn't realize it at the time) because they had a thick layer of adhesive on top that had to be removed before we began. So we ended up wasting a lot of the adhesive. The last 3 containers were not like that and there was no waste.

             
            5.0

            Installers loved it-Low oder for us!

            By Carole Carpenter

            from Long Island, New York

            About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

            Pros

            • Easy To Install
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Bamboo/Cork
              • Laminate Floors
              • Stone/Tile

              Comments about Mapei 980 5 Gallon Adhesive:

              I can only go with how much the professional installers loved how it spread, how well it stood up to walking on it within a few hours - and how little odor there was. I just watched them put down our lovely new flooring!

              (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Great Stuff so far

              By Starmapper

              from Corsicana, TX

              About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy To Install
              • Easy To Use
              • Goes A Long Way
              • No smell
              • Spreads Easily

              Cons

              • Large Heavy Can

              Best Uses

              • Hardwood Floors

              Comments about Mapei 980 5 Gallon Adhesive:

              We just installed 350 sq-ft of 5" engineered flooring over concrete with excellent results. Mapei 980 spreads very easily and has long open/working times. We got about 45 sq-ft/gal using the recommended v-notch trowel. Yes, there was some waste due to cured adhesive when we opened the cans, but it wasn't more than 1/2-3/4 inch each time. Sealing the can with an inverted plastic trash bag, pressed onto the remaining adhesive, worked very well. It limited curing and made it easy to remove the "skim" cover the next day with our hands. Latex/nitrile gloves are a must, as are paint thinner/mineral spirits and plenty of paper towels, but clean-up was pretty easy as long as it was done quickly. Dried adhesive CAN be removed with elbow grease and mineral spirits, but it's much better to inspect carefully every few rows and remove glue before it dries. We found it best to use use a chalk line to lay out a 20" wide area to spread glue, equating to 4 rows of flooring in our case. We pre-installed/cut 4 rows of flooring and numbered the pieces, then stacked them nearby in order of installation. We poured directly from the can and used the trowel to "cut" the drip, then placed the cover lightly back on the can. This is when smaller containers would be great, as the 5-gallon can is heavy and awkward to control. If you pour too much it's hard to put some back in the can so pour small amounts and add as needed. After spreading/troweling the adhesive, place the trowel on a piece of cardboard or other STIFF, disposable surface. We quickly found that paper towels and plastic bags stick tenaciously to the trowel. Then remove the gloves, dispose of them if needed, and install the boards. There was enough time to adjust the boards for a perfect fit, but it's also easy to move the boards unintentionally for 15-30 minutes after installation, so be careful and/or use blue tape to hold the boards in place. For us it was pleasantly and surprisingly easy - except on the knees.

              Time will tell if the adhesive holds, but it seems very solid now. I've used several other adhesives, both urethane and water-based. This was far easier than the other urethanes, but (naturally) messier than the water-based - though certainly stronger. The ONLY downside was the size of the container. If it were available in 1 and 3.5 gallon sizes and it would be a perfect product.

               
              5.0

              good stuff but expensive

              By Joey

              from dallas,TX

              About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

              Pros

              • Easy To Install
              • Easy To Use
              • Reduces Noise

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Hardwood Floors
                • Home

                Comments about Mapei 980 5 Gallon Adhesive:

                great stuff

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Sticky situation

                By 7 Pines

                from Ft. Worth, Texas

                About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                Pros

                • No Toxic Fumes

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Hardwood Floors

                  Comments about Mapei 980 5 Gallon Adhesive:

                  Make sure you use the recommended trowl size to get the most sq ft out of each bucket. Its not cheap and u dont wanna go back to get another 5 gallon bucket just to finish a small area.

                   
                  5.0

                  Educate yourself before use

                  By Gerry

                  from San Antonio, Texas

                  About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Hardwood Floors

                      Comments about Mapei 980 5 Gallon Adhesive:

                      Look at flooring installation tutorials before using this adhesive. You'll save yourself grief, time and materials by knowing how to properly flow the adhesive from the can to the work surface and how to run the trowel. Have plenty of mineral spirits on hand to deal with the residues. This stuff is a good product but is thin and sticky and you have to understand the tricks to working with it.

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                      • Q:

                        I will be using this to glue down underlyament and then hardwood to underlayment. How long to cure before I can walk on both the underlayment and the hardwood flooring?
                        Asked on 6/3/2014 by GW 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 6/3/2014 by cc-3
                      • Q:

                        can you glue to particle board 3/4''
                        Asked on 1/22/2014 by papy

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          Unfortunately not, particle board is not a stable enough substrate for gluing or nailing down wood flooring.
                          Thank you for your interest in our flooring products.

                          Answered on 1/22/2014 by cc-2
                      • Q:

                        Is this adhesive water-based, or oil-based?
                        Asked on 12/22/2013 by C dizzle from Springfield, va

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          This product is 100% urethane. Thank you for your inquiry

                          Answered on 12/23/2013 by cc-3
                      • Q:

                        Will this work to glue cork tiles to OSB?
                        Asked on 10/27/2013 by Bill from Coupeville WA

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          We recommend using Mapei's Ultrabond ECO-360.
                          Thank you for your inquiry

                          Answered on 10/28/2013 by cc-3
                      • Q:

                        I'm planning on gluing down Eco Silent Sound HD underlayment on to my particle board subfloor. Then gluing and nailing 3/4" x 5" teak hardwood to the new underlayment. What adhesive would you recommend? Would I need a different adhesive for the particle board step?
                        Asked on 4/9/2013 by Mark from Michigan

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          This would not recommended.
                          Please contact me directly and I would be glad to answer any of your installation questions.
                          Mark
                          Technical & Installation Specialist
                          Office (800)-366-4204 ext. 4857
                          My work hours are 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM Eastern Standard Time
                          Thank you for writing in!

                          Answered on 4/18/2013 by cc-2
                      • Q:

                        Can this product be used to install vinyl plank flooring over concrete and over old vinyl?
                        Asked on 2/24/2013 by LS from Galveston, tx

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          No, this adhesive is for gluing down hardwood.

                          Answered on 3/8/2013 by cc-2
                      • Q:

                        Is a SIKA T35 adhesive remover compatible with the MAPEI Ultrabond 980?
                        Asked on 2/21/2013 by JB from Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          Please contact Mapei Technical @ 800-992-6273 for help with this question.

                          Answered on 3/4/2013 by cc-2
                      • Q:

                        CAN THE MAPEI ECO980 GLUE BE USED ON STRAND CARBONIZED BAMBOO THAT IS GOING ON A WOOD SUB FLOOR. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME!
                        Asked on 2/11/2013 by Ron from aguanga,ca.

                        1 answer

                        • CUSTOMER CARE

                          A:

                          Absolutely.

                          Answered on 2/12/2013 by Tech & Install
                      • Q:

                        cAN THIS PRODUCT BE USED TO GLUE LAMINATE FLOORING TO CONCRETE
                        Asked on 1/13/2013 by Anonymous

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          Laminates are designed to be free floating and are not recommended to be glued down.
                          This adhesive will bond to the back of laminate (remove the padding first).
                          Thank you for writing in!

                          Answered on 1/17/2013 by cc-2
                      • Q:

                        what trowel size should be use on 8" wide plank 3/4" high solid red oak flooring over a cement slab?
                        Also, what is the coverage per gallon?
                        thanks.
                        Asked on 12/6/2012 by GC from Atlanta, GA

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          I would be glad to help you with this question.
                          Please call me directly, Mark at 1-800-366-4204 Ext # 4857
                          My hours are Mon - Fri, 10 AM – 6:45 PM EST
                          Thank you for your inquiry.

                          Answered on 12/10/2012 by cc-2
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