With the popularity of LVT still high, resilient flooring shows no signs of slowing down. More customers looking to have resilient installed in both residential and commercial settings have brought new advances to the segment as manufacturers look to create products for every type of resilient floor, and for every type of setting. Question is, what types of products should contractors and installers choose?
Jeff Johnson, MAPEI’s Floor Covering Installation Systems product manager, has a basic rule of thumb for selecting a resilient flooring adhesive. He said that standard acrylic adhesives will work in most situations that see light to moderate traffic. “For higher traffic there are specialized acrylics plus two-component systems available. For the highest traffic resistance, epoxy adhesives would be the best choice,” Johnson added.