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Adhesive Recommendations (PDF)


ADHESIVE RECOMMENDATIONS

For the installation of our design flooring the national standards and guidelines, technical instructions and accepted rules of the field apply:

  • The execution of floor-covering work is construction work within the terms of the German Construction Contract Procedures (VOB) in line with VOB Part C DIN 18365 ‘Flooring Work’.
  • The minimum requirements of the subfloor in line with the technical regulations in DIN 18560, particularly in Germany the following: BEB publication ‘Assessment and preparation of substrates - installation of resilient and textile floor-coverings’ / DIN 18202 ‘Tolerances in building construction’ / Sanitär – Heizung – Klima ZV publication ‘Interface coordination with heated floor constructions’

SUBFLOOR

Before choosing the appropriate floor-covering it is always necessary to know the on-site type of use and existing subfloor in order to select the right and proper flooring. The subfloor must be even, clean, sufficiently dry, free of dust and cracks, and sufficiently load-bearing. The floor layer should, in particular, register concern if these conditions are not met. Further causes for concern are also: insufficiently firm or too porous and rough surface of the subfloor | Lack of cleanliness of the subfloor, e.g. because of oil, wax, varnish, etc. | Incorrect height of the surface in relation to the height of the construction elements | Lack of protrusion of edge insulation strip | Lack of marking of measurement points with heated floor constructions | Lack of joint plan (Source: Commentary to DIN 18365 Flooring work). Furthermore an appropriate subfloor temperature and interior climatic conditions should be assured.

With existing underfloor heating there should be an appropriate heating protocol to ensure the subfloor is ready for the installation of the flooring. Here EN 1264-2 (Underfloor Heating Systems and Components) must also be observed. With underfloor heating floor temperatures of between 18°C and 22°C are to be observed. In the winter months the underfloor heating should be kept at a low temperature for at least 72 hours before the floor-covering is laid, during laying, and for at least 72 hours after laying (see surface temperatures). Rapid or distinct changes in temperature can cause gaps or warping in the flooring.

Adramaq design flooring should be laid into the adhesive when it is in a semi-wet state.

Only apply as much adhesive as can be covered within the working time. The trowel notch sizes for the application of the adhesive that are provided by the manufacturer are to be observed. Varying information (especially for roller adhesive) is to be observed in order to apply an optimal quantity of adhesive.

Roller and dry adhesive may only be used in certain circumstances. We point out that they allow a greater degree of dimensional movement in the floor-covering.

Directly after the floor-covering has been put in place it should be pressed into the adhesive using a cork rubber, a long-handle rubber and a heavy roller of at least 50 kg.

Please ensure that you only use adhesive that is low emission, solvent-free or holds an RAL-UZ113 (blue angel) or EC1 certificate.

In rooms with large windows, windows that extend down to the floor or where there is direct exposure to sunlight we recommend the use of a two-component reaction resin adhesive. If you have any questions about this, please contact the adhesive manufacturer directly.

RECOMMENDATION

When using adhesive all the required components (e.g. primer, levelling compound, adhesives, etc) should as far as possible be sourced from one manufacturer and thus belong to one system.

Please follow the information and instructions of the manufacturers of the adhesives and levelling compounds.

Before installations all the design floor-coverings must be carefully acclimatised, for at least 48 hours, in the room in which they are to be laid. After installation they must always be sufficiently rolled.

NOTE

Roller and dry adhesives are not fully recommended by the company JAB Teppiche Heinz Anstoetz KG. Especially in areas with windows extending down to the floor, with high temperatures or where long-term use is intended, we ask that you use classical adhesive. For temporary constructions, such as trade fairs, retail facilities or shop-in-shop areas, roller adhesive may be used.


Adhesive Recommendations (PDF)