Adhesives and Floor Prep for Carpet Tile

Wondering which adhesive or floor prep products are best for the Interface flooring you’re installing? We’ve pulled everything together and organized it by product type to make it easier. You’ll find descriptions and relative data sheets here, but of course, be sure to reference the installation instructions for more detail.

Adhesives

CQuest™GB, GlasBac®, Graphlar™ and Graphlex™ Backings

TacTiles™ Connectors - These revolutionary, glue-free adhesive squares adhere tiles to one another and create a "floating" floor. There are no liquid components, so VOCs are virtually eliminated and there is no odour. TacTiles connectors let you install carpet almost anywhere, any time.

Spread Rate:
"Full Spread" install (every corner): 125 sy/roll (500 TacTiles per roll)
XL Adhesive 2000 Plus - An acrylic adhesive with extremely aggressive tack, XL Adhesive 2000 Plus is formulated to provide high shear and peel strength. This high solid adhesive is non-staining and contains Interface’s proprietary preservative, Intersept™, for enhanced resistance to mould and mildew and to protect the adhesive from bacterial and fungal growth.

Spread Rate:
3/8" nap roller with an application rate of 350 - 400 sq ft per gallon

CQuest™Bio & CQuest™BioX

XL Adhesive 2000 Plus - An acrylic adhesive with extremely aggressive tack, XL Adhesive 2000 Plus is formulated to provide high shear and peel strength. This high solid adhesive is non-staining and contains Interface’s proprietary preservative, Intersept™, for enhanced resistance to mould and mildew and to protect the adhesive from bacterial and fungal growth.

Spread Rate:
1/16” x 1/32” x 1/32” U-notch trowel with an application rate of 220 - 260 sq ft per gallon
XL HM99 High Moisture Adhesive - A high-strength, high-tack adhesive for installing over porous substrates, XL HM99 High Moisture Adhesive offers extended open time, fast dry time and ease of application. This unique adhesive has outstanding water resistance and tenacious bond strength for demanding installations such as hospitals, schools, nursing homes, hospitality, and food preparation centers. The low odour is ideal for occupied buildings.

Spread Rate:
1/16” x 1/32” x 1/32” U-notch trowel with an application rate of 220 - 260 sq ft per gallon

CushionBac™ Renew

XL Adhesive 2000 Plus - An acrylic adhesive with extremely aggressive tack, XL Adhesive 2000 Plus is formulated to provide high shear and peel strength. This high solid adhesive is non-staining and contains Interface’s proprietary preservative, Intersept™, for enhanced resistance to mould and mildew and to protect the adhesive from bacterial and fungal growth.

Spread Rate:
3/8" nap roller with an application rate of 350 - 400 sq ft per gallon

ReadyBac™

XL HM99 Adhesive - A high-strength, high-tack adhesive for installing over porous substrates, XL HM99 High Moisture Adhesive offers extended open time, fast dry time and ease of application. This unique adhesive has outstanding water resistance and tenacious bond strength for demanding installations such as hospitals, schools, nursing homes, hospitality, and food preparation centers. The low odour is ideal for occupied buildings.

Spread Rate:
3/8” nap roller with an application rate of 350 - 400 sq ft per gallon
 

Floor Prep

RH95 Moisture Vapour Reduction

RH95 is approved for use EXCLUSIVELY on Interface flooring installations. RH95 is an aqueous acrylic polymer that dries to a clear film that is alkali and water-resistant. It designed for use on interior porous concrete substrates as a penetrating and film-forming polymer to protect Interface flooring installations against moisture readings up to 95% in-situ Relative Humidity (RH), moisture vapour emission rate up to 10 lbs., and pH of 11.0. RH95 is designed and warranted for use only on Interface approved flooring installations.

Spread Rate:
3/8” nap roller with an application rate of 350 - 400 sq ft per gallon

9511 Moisture Vapour Reduction

9511 is an aqueous acrylic polymer designed to protect interior flooring installations from high moisture and pH. It is designed and warranted by XL Brands for use only in conjunction with Interface’s TacTiles installation system.

Spread Rate:
3/8” nap roller with an application rate of 315 - 450 sq ft per gallon

TriSeal Adhesive Residue Encapsulator

TriSeal is a light-colored, high-strength acrylic polymer compound formulated to isolate old cutback and other adhesive residues that would discolor or affect the bond of the new flooring installation. Prior to the installation of floor covering systems, TriSeal provides a clean surface for better adhesive bonds. Black asphalt-based cutback adhesive is highly reactive with vinyl back flooring and must be completely removed until there are no remaining trowel ridges or continuous film. TriSeal can be used to isolate the remaining permanent stain after the cutback has been removed.

Spread Rate:
3/8” nap roller with an application rate of 315 – 360 sq ft per gallon