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Engineered Flooring Adhesive

Bostik  Engineered Flooring Adhesive

Engineered Flooring Adhesive
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Bostik Elastomeric Flooring Adhesive

Bostik's Elastomeric Flooring Adhesive is a one-part, trowel-applied, moisture-cure urethane adhesive designed or both solid and engineered woods.  Its elastomeric characteristics allow the adhesive to move with the wood as it expands and contracts over the life of the floor.  EFA+ contains no water and was designed to spread and clean up easier.

This 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 manufactor installation application guidelines and square footage per can is not guaranteed.

 

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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BostikEngineered Flooring Adhesive
 
4.3

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (9)
  • Easy to use (4)
  • Reduces noise (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Hardwood floors (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (5), Casual do-it-yourselfer (4), Do-it-yourself (3), Professional (3)

Reviewed by 18 customers

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5.0

Great Glue

By Ken

from Charleston, SC

About Me Beginner

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Easy To Install
  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Bostik Engineered Flooring Adhesive:

      Read the review left by Joe from Jensen Beach, Florida

      Worked perfectly.

      For me, the gloves got in the way but get them and try them. I found I could work cleaner without the gloves so less glue got on the wood. If I got glue on my hands I would just wipe it off quickly with a rag.

      You will want the gloves for some things (like removing the skin) so get them.

      I didn't find that you had to wipe the mess as quickly as some mention. I would do 3 rows, then wipe with the messes with cleaner then use the soapy rag to remove the cleaner.

      I bought the blue tape for taping the pieces but I didn't wind up using it. I just kept tapping the pieces back together as needed. But try it. It might work for you.

      Also, instead of numbering the pieces, I just stacked them in order in separate rows. So the first piece I stacked would be the last piece that went back to it's spot.

      I also found that I was able to apply the glue for three rows first, without it setting but try doing less first (as Joe mentions) and see how quick you are.

      I did it by myself but it definitely would have been better with two people. It gets tedious alone.

      Good luck.

      Service and delivery comments:

      I picked up

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      so so product

      By N/a

      from Waldorf, MD

      About Me Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Difficult To Install

        Best Uses

          Comments about Bostik Engineered Flooring Adhesive:

          Too runny

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Awesome Product!

          By Ranman

          from Lowell, IN

          About Me Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Hardwood Floors

            Comments about Bostik Engineered Flooring Adhesive:

            Bostik's is the best. Period

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Very Good Adhesive

            By Mary

            from Norfolk, VA

            About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

            • Have the adhesive remover

            Best Uses

            • Bamboo/Cork

            Comments about Bostik Engineered Flooring Adhesive:

            Although I did not use it myself, my brother who is a professional, used it to install bamboo in my bathroom. He was quite pleased with it and said having the adhesive remover made it easier to clean up any excess that would squeeze between boards. [...] Nailing the bamboo was not a workable option because HardieBacker Board was on the subfloor. I would recommend the adhesive, but having to pay for such a large quantity made my savings on the flooring disappear.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Sticky as all get out.

            By Scott

            from Lincoln Ne

            About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Difficult To Use

              Best Uses

                Comments about Bostik Engineered Flooring Adhesive:

                This is a very messy glue. Use care not to get it on wood surface. Wipe off IMMEDIATELY with mineral spirit soaked rag.

                Spreads very smoothly!

                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                I am very pleased with my new floor.

                By NICK WAS THE PROFESSIONAL

                from MONTGOMERY AL

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Improves Look

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Hardwood Floors

                  Comments about Bostik Engineered Flooring Adhesive:

                  i PURCHASED THE FLOORING WITH A PROFESSIONAL HOME REPAIR INDIVIDUAL ACCOMPANING ME. HE INSTALLED THE FLOORING.

                  (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great product!

                  By Greg & Deb

                  from Auburn, AL

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Bostik Engineered Flooring Adhesive:

                  We had professional installers put our flooring down - and they were wonderful! They told us tha this product was the best and we believe them!
                  We are thrilled with our floors!

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Good Product!

                  By Ms. Buck

                  from Missouri City, TX

                  About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Install

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Bostik Engineered Flooring Adhesive:

                      The installers had no problems with the product, in fact it looked so effortless, I thought for a minute "I could do this."

                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      EFA Adhesive

                      By WILL

                      from RICHMOND, VA

                      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Install
                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Bamboo/Cork

                        Comments about Bostik Engineered Flooring Adhesive:

                        I USED THE PRODUCT ON CONCRETE TO LAY THE BAMBOO FLOORING, IT WORKED GREAT. IF YOU ARE A DO IT YOURSELF PERSON, AND THIS IS YOUR FIRST TIME USING THIS TYPE OF ADHESIVE, BE AWARE AS YOU LAY THE FLOORING, THE GLUE HAS A TENDENCY TO SEPARATE THE HARDWOOD FLOORING, WHEN I SAY THAT, SMALL GAPS SO YOU WILL HAVE TO GO BACK AND ADJUST AND TIGHTEN THEM UP,SO KEEP THAT IN MIND. THE OTHER THING IS IF YOU CAN'T FINISH ALL IN ONE DAY, MAKE SURE THAT YOU GET THE EXCESS GLUE, SO IT DOESN'T DRY, MAKES IT HARDER THE NEXT DAY.

                        THE ONE THING THAT I DIDN'T LIKE ABOUT THE GLUE IS, THAT AT LEAST 3/4" OF THE TOP OF THE CAN WHEN FIRST OPENING IT UP IS ALREADY HARD FROM THE PROCESS, SOME WHAT OF A WASTE FROM MY PERSPECTIVE.

                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        hardwood floors, are the only way too go

                        By spark plug Kim

                        from Fort Mill SC

                        About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Install
                        • Improves Look
                        • Multiple-Surface Use
                        • Protects Wood
                        • Reduces Noise

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Hardwood Floors

                          Comments about Bostik Engineered Flooring Adhesive:

                          Zep has a great clean smell, it cleans hardwood floors w/out making it dull. You only have too apply it once a week.

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                          • Q:

                            Want to install engineered wood product on floor in motor home.
                            Live in Canada and am wondering what temperature the floor should be
                            during installation and during the curing period.
                            Asked on 9/21/2014 by Ray from Vernon, BC Canada

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Reviewer

                              A:

                              We no longer stock this product.
                              All of our flooring products are recommended for interior use only and designed to be installed in a climate controlled environment.
                              Being a natural product it will be subject to the effects of temperature and humidity. If proper heat and humidity levels are not maintained your flooring may shift, shrink, expand, gap or buckle.
                              Form: INSTALL – SCHön® Engineered Issued: 05/14/2013
                              ACCLIMATION/CONDITIONING OF THE FLOORING After harvesting, engineered wood flooring is kiln-dried for optimum service. Wood is hygroscopic, meaning its size and shape changes with the absorption or release of moisture. The amount of change varies with wood species, cut, and type of flooring. Therefore, controlling wood moisture content (mc) is important for success. First, acclimate the new flooring inside the home in consistent indoor temperatures of 60°-80° F and indoor humidity levels of 30% - 50%.
                              Please refer to your flooring installation instructions.
                              Thank you for your inquiry.

                              Answered on 9/22/2014 by cc-2
                          • Q:

                            I am installing 5" wide by 3/4" true hardwood in the northeast(new york city),should i glue as well as nail because of humidity?
                            Asked on 6/2/2012 by Anonymous

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Reviewer

                              A:

                              You can find complete installation instructions on the product page by clicking on the specs tab and then clicking on - Installation Guide.pdf
                              Thank you for writing! I would be glad to help you with your questions.
                              You can contact me directly:
                              Mark
                              Technical & Installation Specialist
                              Office (800)-366-4204 ext. 4857
                              My work hours are 10AM to 7PM Eastern Standard Time

                              Answered on 6/5/2012 by cc-2
                          • Q:

                            Is this the best product to use when installing wood on conrete?
                            Asked on 5/24/2011 by tj from phoenix az

                            1 answer

                            • CUSTOMER CARE

                              A:

                              Bostik EFA is excellent for engineered flooring over concrete subfloor. Troweled on Moisture Barrier is recommended if subfloor is on or below grade concrete. Always use the same manufacturer of moisture barrier and adhesive.

                              You can glue to flat level concrete free of contaminates, moisture and sealers.

                              Answered on 5/25/2011 by Tech & Install
                          • Q:

                            how many square feet would one of this can cover?
                            Asked on 5/15/2011 by sumate from houston, texas

                            1 answer

                            • CUSTOMER CARE

                              A:

                              This depends on what flooring you use. You need different trowels for different floors and each spreads differently.

                              3/16” x 5/32” V Notch
                              3-ply & 5-ply Engineered Plank <1/2”
                              Coverage: 50 sq. ft./gallon

                              1/4” x 1/8” Square Notch
                              >1/2” Engineered Plank
                              Coverage: 40 sq. ft./gallon

                              Answered on 5/16/2011 by Tech & Install
                          • Q:

                            I can,t seem to remove my sheet vinyl flooring in my kitchen. Can I install my enginered wood flooring over it and will it stick?
                            Asked on 4/11/2011 by john from las vegas

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Reviewer

                              A:

                              Yes this product can be glued over a secure vinyl flooring.

                              Answered on 4/12/2011 by customer care 2
                          • Q:

                            how many square feet does 5 gallons cover using 1/8 slotted trowal over plywood subfloor
                            Asked on 2/3/2011 by Anonymous

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Reviewer

                              A:

                              5 gallons will cover approximately 80 sq ft using a 1/8' x 1/8" x 1/8" sq notch trowel.
                              Be sure to check for appropriate trowel notch for the product you are installing.

                              Answered on 3/7/2011 by customer care 2
                          • Q:

                            how many sq ft cover 5 galon bucket
                            Asked on 1/13/2011 by juan from dallas tx

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Reviewer

                              A:

                              Approx. 200-250 sq ft per 5 gal pail.

                              Answered on 2/2/2011 by customer care 2
                          • Q:

                            what is the coverage rate per bucket/pail? Also, can this be used to glue down rubber flooring?
                            Asked on 12/18/2010 by THELQQK from WASHINGTON, DC - METRO AREA

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Reviewer

                              A:

                              The coverage rate will depend on the trowel size. Which trowel size you use will depend on the product being glued. For information on gluing down rubber please contact Bostik. Their phone number can be found on there online website.

                              Answered on 12/24/2010 by Customer Care1
                          • Q:

                            We have two cans of this product. It has been a year and half since purchased, both cans have gone bad, how do we dispose of them?
                            Asked on 12/13/2010 by Judy from Lawrenceville, GA

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Reviewer

                              A:

                              You would need to contact your local waste management facility as to what can be dumped and what would need to go into Hazmat. They typically have something on site to handle such materials

                              Answered on 12/14/2010 by Customer Care
                          • Q:

                            I live in Corona CA and moisture level is very low. I want to install 1500 sq ft of engineered wood. The kitchen has sheet vinyl and family room is carpet. Can I install both areas together with only having to remove the carpet? Would there be a transition problem? I know the vinyl may act as a moisture barrier but I'm concerned about the transition from the vinyl to the concrete. Also, would it be safe to not use a moisture barrier on the rest of the concrete?
                            Asked on 11/30/2010 by Mike needs help from Corona, CA

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Reviewer

                              A:

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

                              Answered on 11/30/2010 by customer care 2
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