Proper substrate preparation is critical when installing resilient floor coverings. Laying vinyl flooring is especially popular in areas with strong hygiene requirements. UZIN offers different products and adhesives for installing vinyl and rubber floor coverings, for normal and heavy duty requirements.
Rubber floors need wet-bed adhesives to provide a secure bond and to restrict any movement whilst the adhesive dries. Specialist adhesives such as UZIN KE 66 which is fibre-reinforced provides rubber the extra strength and support it needs. Homogenous and heterogeneous vinyl on the other hand are a little more forgiving and don’t necessarily need a quick initial bond. Therefore multi-purpose adhesives like UZIN KE 2428 provide good overall performance. Pressure sensitive adhesives are also ideal for installing vinyl floor coverings as they are more tolerant of plasticisers (as long as the subfloor preparation is correct such as 3 mm depth of smoothing compounds). They can also be left to partially dry before the vinyl is installed and allow for natural movement of the vinyl. UZIN KE 2000 S can also be used as wet-bed adhesives so can also be used for rubber depending on the thickness. UZIN KR 430 should be used when installing vinyl or rubber floors in heavy duty or wet areas. UZIN KE 68 is a innovative single component, heavy duty adhesives which is also tolerant to moisture which could penetrate joints, depending on the area being installed such as shop entrances.