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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 36 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 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 (18)
  • Easy to install (15)
  • Reduces noise (13)
  • Protects wood (10)
  • Improves look (4)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Hardwood floors (21)
  • Bamboo/cork (9)
  • Home (6)
  • Laminate floors (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (18), Professional (6), Beginner (3), Casual do-it-yourselfer (3)

Reviewed by 36 customers

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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.

        (1 of 1 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.

                  (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  messy, messy, messy

                  By anony

                  from San Diego

                  About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Hard to avoid dropping
                    • Need dispos container
                    • Skins over FAST

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Bostik's Best Adhesive:

                      should be available in smaller (disposable) buckets. the working container becomes very messy on the sides. difficult to scoop out without drooling. can only imagine how hard to replace flooring later if necessary. Is this strength needed or would a water-based adhesive have been more than adequate

                      (26 of 26 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      So far so good

                      By pk

                      from plantation florida

                      About Me Beginner

                      Pros

                      • Reduces Noise

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Bostik's Best Adhesive:

                          This is my first flooring project. I am installing 1500 sq feet of engineered wood. I am a mechanical engineer, and mechanically inclined in general, yet this is my first time flooring. After a quick learning curve, I find the adhesive easy to apply to floor. The onkly downside I have experienced with this adhesive is that if you only use a portion of the bucket and re-seal, you will have some loss, as some of it will cure. I have tried the manufacturer's recommendation of first placing plastic bag over bucket, then seal lid and turn upside down. This helps, but there is still loss. I recommend having enough floor prepared and time set aside to use a full bucket. Here are a few tips that I have learned, thi smay be old news to a lot of you, but for a beginner it may help:

                          1. By the bostiks glue remover cleaner. You likely get glue on you and places on floor you don't want it. The bostiks brand works great for clean up.

                          2. When you know your stopping point, mask the floor where you want the glue to stop for your last row of the day. Trowel on the glue, then peel away the tape to remove any excess glue. This will save you from cleaning it up later and prevent any excess glue issues when you start gluing the next day.

                          3. I take a stack of paper towels and cut entire stack into 4 smaller sized stacks. When you are glueing and taping into place you can use these to whipe any adhesive on your tools or floor and throw away. Then use a towel with the cleaner to clean up the residue.

                          I am about 1/2 way thru with the project. The copmpleted areas are very solid, like walking on concrete. Also, the echo from the room, even empty, is greatly recduced from that of bare concrete.

                          Hope this helps.

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                          • 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
                          • Q:

                            How much Bostick adhesive do I need the lay 1700 sq ft of engineered hardwood on concrete? New construction.
                            Asked on 8/27/2014 by Jody

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Reviewer

                              A:

                              It will depend on the thicknes of your engineered flooring,
                              Suggested Notched Trowel for Maximum Performance
                              FOR MOISTURE VAPOR MEMBRANE AND ADHESIVE
                              Trowel size is suggested to maximize coverage of adhesive. Periodically lift a board to insure the following conditions are being met: 100% coverage is of concrete substrate and > 95% transfer to the back of the engineered flooring product. Uneven subflooring may require the use of either a leveling/patching material, or a larger V-notched trowel for proper coverage of adhesive.

                              Engineered wood flooring greater than 5/8" thick
                              1/2" x 15/32" V Notch -Coverage: 20 sq.ft. per gallon 1700 S.F. = 17- 5 gal. pails

                              Engineered wood flooring up to 5/8" thick
                              1/4" x 1/4" V Notch -Coverage: 30 sq.ft. per gallon 1700 S.F. = 12 - 5 gal. pails


                              Engineered wood flooring up to 3/8" thick
                              1/4" x 3/16" V Notch -Coverage: 35 sq.ft. per gallon 1700 S.F. = 10 - 5 gal. pails

                              You can find complete installation instructions on our website through the Flooring 101 web pages for easy installation, Type in - Bostik Best -. Thank you for writing in.

                              Answered on 8/29/2014 by cc-2
                          • Q:

                            We are installing on the upper level of the house Morning Star Stranded Bamboo Teshen Antique on 3/4" ply. Is this Bostik Best a good glue for this application. It is a large area (approx 34' lengthways, and at the widest dimension, 32').
                            Are there any disadvantages on the adhesive capabilities compared to Morning Star Bamboo Flooring Adhesive or possibly EXP3 Pro/EXP3 Adhesive+ (both these have a moisture control, but it is unlikely that this will be a problem on the main level and height over the ground.)
                            Asked on 8/25/2014 by Howard from Salem, SC

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Reviewer

                              A:

                              The Bostik's Best will do the job for your application and you are correct in that it is unlikely that moisture will be a problem on the main level and height over the ground. (But always moisture test and follow manufactures instructions).
                              Thank you for your inquiry.

                              Answered on 8/27/2014 by cc-2
                          • Q:

                            I want to install 2 1/4 rift and quartered white oak directly over a very smooth cement slab floor using bostics best. cannot nail oak because of radiant heat. Will this work.
                            Asked on 7/19/2014 by rich from long beach,new york

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Reviewer

                              A:

                              Unfortunately we cannot recommend this application, however you could use our Elastilon underlayment system if the slab is on or above grade.
                              Self Adhesive Underlayment
                              SKU: 10002503

                              Answered on 7/22/2014 by cc-2
                          • Q:

                            I have tile that is perfectly smooth and level. I don't want to take them out because the concrete under it is in rough shape. My question is can I use this product to secure 5/8" plywood to the tile so I can install the underlayment and hardwood over the plywood and do a nail down application. Im not a fan of floating floors and already have the bamboo. Im looking forward to the answer.
                            Asked on 7/15/2014 by josh from michigan

                            1 answer

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                              A:

                              Yes, however the tile needs to be well secured. If your concrete subfloor is in bad shape that may not be the case. For more recommendations on plywood over concrete for nail down installation type, "cement" here - http://www.lumberliquidators.com/ll/flooring/Flooring101 and see "How to install solid hardwood on cement."

                              Answered on 7/18/2014 by Tech & Install
                          • Q:

                            which adhesive do you suggest to secure cork underlayment to concrete?
                            Asked on 5/30/2014 by mickey from edenton, nc

                            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 5/30/2014 by cc-3
                          • Q:

                            What is the cure rate of Bostik's Best? How long before it can be walked on?
                            Asked on 4/24/2014 by Craig from Los Angeles, CA

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Reviewer

                              A:

                              Light foot traffic is acceptable after 6-8 hours, normal traffic after 12-16 hours. Thank you for your inquiry

                              Answered on 4/29/2014 by cc-3
                          • Q:

                            Have purchased engineered flooring for whole house remodel. Floor is concrete slab which will be cleaned and vacuumed prior to beginning installation. My question is this: Is there any type of liquid "sizing" or other PVA material that will insure a more uniform bond between the Bostik adhesive and the concrete? If so a name or brand, please.
                            Asked on 2/8/2014 by J.W. from San Ant, Texas

                            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 2/10/2014 by cc-3
                          • Q:

                            can this be use to put tile on wood sub floor?
                            Asked on 1/15/2014 by rara from clinton md

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Reviewer

                              A:

                              No, this is for gluing down wood floor products only.
                              Thank you for your inquiry.

                              Answered on 1/21/2014 by cc-2
                          • Q:

                            approx square feet?
                            Asked on 12/21/2013 by shirley from mt. sidney, va

                            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 12/23/2013 by cc-3
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