Case Study: Taylor Meta-Tec® MS Plus Wood Flooring Adhesive -- One Adhesive, One Trowel, One Application with Three Results!
November 16, 2009
Taylor MS Plus Wood Flooring Adhesive with Meta-Tec® Technology, is a one component 100% solids, cross linking, MS polymer-based adhesive formulated for the interior installation of wood block parquet, engineered wood plank, acrylic impregnated plank, bamboo, and pre-finished and unfinished solid wood flooring. Taylor MS Plus also has good concrete moisture inhibition capability as well as good sound reduction properties that meets the IIC and STC building code requirements. It is solvent free and isocynate free, has negligible VOC content, contains no hazardous chemicals as per OSHA Regulation CFR 1910.1200 and is a nonflammable low odor adhesive that meets all Federal, State, and local governmental indoor air quality regulations. This specially formulated adhesive has good early strength buildup for immediate grab and quickly builds into a tenacious but elastic resilient bond as the adhesive cross-links.
Taylor MS Plus can be used over APA grade underlayment plywood, association grade particleboard, cork underlayments, existing well-bonded vinyl tile and sheet flooring, terrazzo, cementitious and anhydrite screeds, concrete and radiant heated subfloors where surface temperatures do not exceed 85°F (30°C). Install above, on, or below grade, in the absence of excessive moisture. While this adhesive is waterproof when cured, the wood flooring still must be protected from excessive moisture. Moisture levels of concrete must be below 3 lbs. per 1,000 square feet per 24 hours (1.36 kg per 92.9 m2 per 24 hours) using an anhydrous calcium chloride test kit according to ASTM F-1869 test method. An alternative method is to check the moisture content throughout the entire thickness of the subfloor with a properly calibrated carbide or electric hygrometer. The moisture content must be within the limits recommended by the wood flooring manufacturer, generally a maximum of 75% RH. Follow wood flooring manufacturer’s guidelines for allowable levels of moisture. Wood underlayments must have moisture content below 12% using a Tramex or Delmhorst wood moisture meter. For concrete slabs with excessive moisture levels up to 10 lbs. per 1,000 square feet per 24 hours using an anhydrous calcium chloride test kit according to ASTM F-1869 test method, use a precoat of MS Plus prior to installing wood.
W.F. TAYLOR CO., INC.